Defne Gurel
Defne Gurel
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
High School: Bilkent International School
Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Management

2013-14: Started the season in the five seat of the B8 boat at the Dartmouth Green Monster (11/2) … switched to the three seat of the N8 boat at the Foot of the Charles (11/16) … in the spring sat in the four seat of the N8 crew at the Knecht Cup (4/12) … also sat in the four seat of the 3V4 boat at the Muri Cup (4/20).

Off The Water at MIT: Majoring in electrical engineering & computer science, and management … did not compete in crew as a freshman or sophomore … internships at Nokia, Abakus Ltd., and BiLCEM … research at the MIT Media Lab in macro connections … research at Bilkent University in the Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory … Most Innovative Solution, U.S. Department of Energy Case Competition … MIT Orientation Leader (2013) … The Number Six Club (Delta Psi Literary Fraternity) Community Service Chair, Social Chair, Alumni-Relations Chair.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Bilkent International School … participated in basketball, tennis, figure skating, cross country … captain of the basketball team … 1st place in tennis singles at the Republic Cup … 3rd place in tennis doubles at the Bilkent Cup … 2nd place in cross country at the Ankara Meet … National Youth Cup and National Turkish Figure Skating Incentive Championship … Academic High Honor … National Merit Scholar.