Ilke Bayazitli

Ilke Bayazitli is a first-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at UC Berkeley. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boğaziçi University in 2021. She then received her master's degree in Psychological Science with a concentration in Social, Personality, and Affective Science from San Francisco State University in 2023. She has been involved in research on the psychosocial factors that are associated with the well-being of adolescents, including discrimination based on different identities, educational experiences, time perspective, and substance use.

Ilke's current research interests are centered around promoting the well-being of youth with a focus on the educational outcomes among underrepresented and gifted students. She is also interested in protective and preventive approaches in psychological practice from the perspective of positive psychology. Specifically, she is interested in examining the risk and resilience factors that influence the well-being of youth to inform effective interventions.

Specializations and Interests

Adolescent Well-Being; Educational Outcomes; Gifted and Talented Students; Time Perspective


MA, Psychological Science, San Francisco State University

BA, Psychology, Boğaziçi University

Curriculum Vitae