Dr. , First Head of OIC Women Consultative Council

Dr. Esra Albayrak was born in Istanbul in 1983. She completed both her middle and secondary education in Kadiköy İmam Hatip High School in 2000. She received her bachelors degree in the fields of sociology and history at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003. She completed her masters degree in sociology in 2006 at University of California, Berkeley where she also did her Ph.D. She continues to carry out academic studies, particularly in the fields of state-religion relations, democracy and civil society affairs. She currently serves as a Board Member at Turkish Green Crescent Society and is married with three children.