International Experience Advisers

Buse Aktas

Buse Aktas

Resident Tutor
J-entry
Tutor in: Arts, STEM, International Student Advising, Study Abroad

Merhaba, Kirkland - I’m excited for my third year as a tutor in KHouse! I’m from Edirne, Turkey and a fifth year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (SEAS) with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice (AFVS). After undergrad at Princeton, I had a variety of day jobs (R&D for household appliances, urban design work with municipalities, studio assistance for artists) while I worked in my own art studio by night. I also did a masters with field research in traditional craftsmanship practices (broommaking, saddlemaking, locksmithing, etc.). At Harvard, I design, model and build soft and squishy robots, design new engineering education methods, and make art objects. Let's chat about craft, science, education, and interdisciplinary and international career paths. And if you'd like some personalized fiction, I can make you some Turkish coffee and tell your fortune.