Özgenur Sevgili was born in 1996 in Samsun, Turkey. She started in 2014 her studies in Mathematical Engineering at Yildiz Technical University (YTU), and always advocated for women’s rights at university. She joined IEEE during her second year and was vice chair of IEEE YTU WIE AG 2016-2017. During her term, she focused on the STAR program. She is currently IEEE Women in Engineering Turkey Student Representative.