Kuaybe Basturk is a mom who is trying to be "the change she wants to see in the world" for all the little human beings wherever they're around the world including her own three since this is not the world she wants to leave to them! She is a language instructor, taught at UCO (University of Central Oklahoma) and Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma and at a community college and several different schools in Austin, Texas.
She is a writer and editor who worked for kids magazines and publishing companies in Turkey. She has both published and unpublished work. She is a fixture at interfaith events and a frequent guest speaker on diversity, inclusion, and Islam. She served as the executive director of Dialogue Institute Oklahoma City for two years after serving as a board member for Dialogue Institute Austin, Texas for several years. She also served as a board member of "The Interfaith Alliance" of Oklahoma, ‘Sister Cities International of Oklahoma City’, ‘Community Alliance of Oklahoma’, and a member of the "Religions United Committee" in Oklahoma City.
She has represented Oklahoma at United Nations Commission of the Status of Women panel with her presentation ‘The Role of Women in Building Community Partnerships to Prevent Violent Extremism’ in March 2017. She has confirmed represent Oklahoma to at the same panel with ‘DiversiTea-A Community Bridge Building Model’ presentation in 2020.. She is currently volunteering at two different non-profits, Advocates of Silenced Turkey and Huddled Masses to raise international awareness about the very alarming human rights violations committed by the Turkish government and President Erdogan.
Whenever you run into her she would love to talk to you about books, different cultures, interfaith work and ‘creating peace island in a world drowning in hate’ for hours along with a cup of coffee, but preferably a Turkish one, which is her favorite!