About Zuli N.Yasen

  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Preferred Sector DevOps & SysAdmin
  • Preferred Work Schedule Full-time Job
  • My Experience 3 Years
  • Last Job Title Strategic Initiatives Analyst
  • Desired Job Title Policy Analyst

Education

  • 2018
    University of Texas at Austin

    Master of Global Policy Studies

    University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, TX August 2018 Master of Global Policy Studies Concentration in national security, technology, and diplomacy • Graduated with 3.73 GPA

  • 2018
    University of Texas at Austin

    Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies

    University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts, Austin, TX August 2018 Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies • Concentration in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, energy, oil and gas, Syria, Turkey

  • 2018
    Bogazici University

    Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

    Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey January 2015 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy • Minor in political science • Graduated cum laude

Experience

  • 2020 - Present
    Texas Health and Human Services

    Strategic Initiatives Analyst

    • Advised top agency executive on performance metrics, budget, SOPs, key projects, and strategic priorities • Led two critical agency wide data governance projects to improve external data sharing process and public reporting operational efficiencies • Helped to drive innovation within my department by delivering or assisting deep dive analysis for various performance improvement opportunities • Conducted detailed business process analysis and provided recommendations on process improvement • Provided quality and accurate analytical support to performance improvement projects • Explored new analytical models or strategies to drive digital transformation of the agency

  • 2019 - 2020
    Texas Health and Human Services

    Program Specialist

    • Negotiated and executed high impact legislative projects including large-scale systems changes related to management and processing of healthcare data with top management, external stakeholders and key-decision makers • Drove implementation of policy and program priorities through a performance monitoring framework • Wrote strategic communications including white papers, policy memos, stakeholder engagement materials and executive briefings for top management; Researched and developed original content relating to healthcare laws and policies • Led a team of experts to analyze 30+ legislation for impact on healthcare services in Texas during the 86th Texas Legislative Session

  • 2018 - 2018
    Institute for the Study of War

    Turkey Research Intern

    • Collected, researched, analyzed, and interpreted open-source intelligence information, including IMINT, regional analysis, and political analysis, in order to produce detailed written analytical products • Created intelligence presentations in order to brief the director of the institute and senior fellows daily • Updated proprietary intelligence databases and mechanisms for sharing relevant intelligence information to support ongoing and planned projects

  • 2014 - 2015
    Hazar Strategy Institute

    Research Associate

    • Conducted research and performed qualitative and quantitative analysis on European energy security, energy markets, and regulatory environments to support institute’s research and publications; gave presentations and wrote blog posts

Expertise

Information Technology
Technology Policy and Law
National Security
Global Governance
Diplomacy
Middle East
Turkey
Program management
Project management
Legislative analysis

Honors & awards

  • 2015

    Cum laude

    Graduated with cum laude from Bogazici University where I pursued my bachelor\'s degree

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