Hello! My name is Batu Akkas, and I am a junior studying bioengineering, with an emphasis in the cell/tissue engineering and synthetic/computational biology concentrations. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, which is just as beautiful as California but with much worse weather. My main interests are drug and novel therapeutic developments, so I am intending to work in biotech upon graduating. On campus, I am also involved in consulting, research and Greek life. Aside from that, I love to fill my free time trying new places to eat in the Bay and playing beach volleyball at the Clark Kerr courts. I love meeting as many students as possible, so please come and have a chat with me at the peer adviser desk in ESS even if you do not have a specific question!