Friday, April 5, 2024
Headshot of Beyza Cikmaz

Area of Study
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Concentration: Transportation Planning

What did you do before you joined the program?
Completed a Bachelor’s of City and Regional Planning with a GIS minor in Türkiye.

What’s next for you?
I’m excited to start my first job after graduating from Iowa as a transportation planner II for a state department of transportation. My long-term goal is to work in an international planning office.

What advice would you give to someone considering pursuing a master of urban planning at the School of Planning and Public Affairs?
If your dreams are urban planning and you want to receive a good education in a quiet city, you should choose the University of Iowa. The people and campus environment are diverse and inclusive.

What do you enjoy outside of school? 
In my free time I relax by swimming, coloring, and doing puzzles.