Tijen Baydur (Vice- President) was born and raised in Izmir, Turkey. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master of Science degree from Johns-Hopkins University in Information and Telecommunications Systems. Tijen Baydur has been working in the information technology field in the US and Europe. She is a member of the National Science Foundation , Women in Technology and US Masters Swimming. She lives in Maryland.