Sebnem Tugce Pala
Graduate Student Researcher
Sebnem joined TSRC as a graduate researcher in October 2019. Sebnem is currently studying through a professional diploma program in business administration and project management at UC Berkeley. Her previous work experience includes: the European Union’s nonprofit lending institution in Luxemburg, a rural development case study in Kenya at the International Labor Organization in Switzerland, grant writing prospect research for Good Cause Group in Stanford, and an internship with Iris Automation’s public policy and regulatory affairs team in San Francisco. Sebnem hopes to apply her public policy experience to the field of artificial intelligence. Her research interests include shared mobility, automated vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, and urban air mobility. In her free time, Sebnem likes learning new languages, traveling, practicing yoga and meditation, and playing with clay. She is originally from Izmir, Turkey.