Mirat Yavalar (Treasurer) is a founder and Treasurer of Ataturk Society of America. She is a graduate of Istanbul University School of Education in 1977. She served as an elementary school teacher for 5 years in Turkey. Mrs. Yavalar worked as a board member for Children Foster Care from 1983to1985 and vice president of Washington Turkish Women Association from 1994 to 2002. Mirat led several campaigns to promote Ataturk’s vision and message. She distributed books about Ataturk to leading universities in the US and to libraries in the DC metro area. She also led a project to send books and library materials to a middle school in Turkey.