Fellow:Berk Barış Özbek
Barış is a junior Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering student and a University Innovation Fellow Candidate. He was born in Ankara, which is the capital city of Turkey. He is continuing his education in Ankara at Middle East Technical University.
As a kid growing up watching the news about gender and social inequality and the non-inclusive education system of the country he is living in, he started taking role in social responsibility projects. Those projects helped him to become the person he is today, a dreamer. He began to research environmental and social problems. He has been working on biofuel production from food waste to contribute to the global energy transformation. Apart from this, he is developing a social responsibility platform that aims to enable disadvantaged high school and university students to shape their careers in the light of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with peer solidarity. With his educational background in the energy industry and the social responsibility projects he has contributed to, he wants to be a change maker for an equal world.