When people ask Derin where she sees herself in five years, she replies that she sees herself empowering women all over the world. Derin was born in Zaxo, Kurdistan and grew up in Germany. After graduating from high school, she immediately left her city to start a one-year volunteer program in a small village in West India. She volunteered for a women’s rights organization that gave her the opportunity to learn more about the struggles of underprivileged women. Derin is currently completing her bachelor’s degree at Zeppelin University. There she combines the disciplines of politics, administration and international relations. As a member of the Club of International Politics and the College-Initiative Model United Nations, she has the chance to get deeper into diplomacy. Her goal for the future is to shape a career in human and women’s rights and to work with marginalized populations such as female immigrants.
Updated May 2019