Gizem Korun majored in international studies and graduated with honors from Sabanci University in Istanbul. She has worked on several youth mobility activities. Most recently, she worked as a project manager at International Blue Crescent, a Turkey-based nongovernmental organization. Gizem was involved with several projects related to healthcare access, educational services, social entrepreneurship, and capacity-building, working closely with refugees and international organizations. As a master of global affairs student, she was the recipient of a Nanovic Institute Fellowship.