Bengu Bostanci has been living in the Puget Sound area for 20 years. She is currently the director of the American Turkish Academy of Washington (ATA-WA). Prior to that, worked as an elementary, middle, and high school science teacher in Ankara, Turkey and Lake Washington School District. She is actively involved with education-related nonprofit organizations. She served on her daughters’ school parent association board for 5 years and still volunteers on different projects. She is married and has two daughters.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Seda got her master’s degree in civil engineering from Boğaziçi University. She and her husband moved to Seattle area in 1994 and raised their two kids who are college students now. She has volunteered for several nonprofits including public schools and women’s shelters. She is a founding member of ATA-WA and has served in its board for several years. She is a long time knitter and quilter who also enjoys the outdoors; hiking, biking, skiing and running.