Deren Temel

Education Innovator
M.s. Ed | PMP

My writing positions universities & non-profits to;

  • Establish thought leadership through chapters & articles
  • Highlight their impact through success stories & press releases
  • Engage stakeholders through insightful social media posts
  • Craft human stories that bridge across cultures

Establish thought leadership


I coauthored UNESCO Bangkok’s contribution to a University of Science Malaysia, academic book on Mobilising Students Throughout Asia-Pacific. Crafted narrative, research, sources, copy edits, and peer revisions.


Authored five articles for University World News on student mobility trends in Asia-Pacific, positioning intergovernmental organization as a thought leader on regional student mobility. Click here to see all PDFs

Highlight impact through stories

Authored +20 project success stories and press releases for USAID-funded project. Landing two stories on USAID Vietnam website. Click here to see all PDFs

Engage stakeholders with insightful social media

Lead bi-lingual team through two year 2-posts/week bi-lingual facebook campaign reaching +1000 stakeholders in academia, industry, and government. Following USAID branding guidelines for messaging, photo, and video content. Click to see project Facebook

Crafting human stories that bridge cultures

With 13 years of travel storytelling in America, Vietnam, Japan, India, Nepal, Turkey and beyond, I’ve crafted over +350 travel stories. This lived understanding of the human experience guides my story telling to connect with global audiences.