Born in 1986, I, as Husne Rhea Cigdem, studied high school at Tarsus American College and completed English Language and Literature at Istanbul University. Working with children at Robert College Summer Program, in 2007, was a turning point for me. Besides working there as an art coordinator until 2012, I connected with hundreds of children through the after school programs I designed. Within this period of time I traveled to Australia, the U.S.A., Europe, South America and India. I started my yoga and meditation practices in 2011 and got deeper into them with the teachers training I received in 2013. Within the same year, I started my master’s degree in Museum Management. Between 2013-2017 I worked with children and adults at Istanbul Modern, first as a volunteer, then as an education officer and content development specialist and finally as an education programs manager. After visiting Bali, in April 2017, I wrote my first children’s book which got published in June,2018. At the moment, I am working on my “Museum Kit” project, writing children's books, translating and designing education programs parallel to exhibitions. You can connect with me on instagram @husnerheacigdem or get in touch with me via email@example.com.