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Melisa Ünal




What do you do for work?

After completing my degree in food engineering, I embarked on my childhood dream of becoming a scientist and making discoveries by pursuing a master's degree. However, a more significant factor shaping my career was the question, "What is my impact?" While seeking answers to this question, I delved into the field of sustainability and encountered social impact analysis. My new journey began as a sustainability specialist in a textile company and extended to volunteering in an ecological village in Sweden. For my next step, I am planning to once again engage in impact-focused projects.

What is your source of inspiration?

My research state, which I call the learning spiral, inspires me. When I sit down to research or understand a topic, I can come out of a completely different place at the end of the day. But along the way, a lot of new ideas come to my mind and I like to analyze these ideas later. It inspires me to take time to nourish myself. This could be walking in nature, meditating or spending the day with myself. I love adapting the enlightenments I experience in these moments to my work.

What are 5 things that make you happy?

Serendipities, chocolate, new beginnings, night conversations, small celebrations

What does Arkhe Innovate mean to you?

I see it as a space that will propel you into action without allowing your mind to create excuses. Because it has a structure that can support you in many stages of your personal journey. For example, if you need inspiration, you can find dozens of inspiring stories in various organized events. Or if you need support for your business idea, you can easily connect with people whom you can gain information from and ask questions. If you simply want to enjoy chatting with people who share similar interests, you can also do that at Arkhe Innovate.

The first 3 things that come to your mind about Arkhe Innovate:

Action, impact, nourish

Melisa Ünal
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