Hello! My name is Pinar Istek. I am a Ph.D. candidate student at the journalism school at the University of Texas at Austin, expected to graduate in the spring of 2018.

Currently, I focus on studying media landscape, journalistic practices, and visual communication. Before I moved to Austin for graduate school, I worked as a photojournalist, photo editor and multimedia journalist in the US, Costa Rica, Guatemala and my home country of Turkey. 

I love biking and cooking. Recently, I have started gardening and I find it extremely rewarding!

You can get in touch with me at pinaristek@gmail.com or call me at +1 512-460-1060.