Damla Kilicarslan was born in Ankara, Turkey in 25 June 1988. After graduating from TED Ankara College Foundation High School in June 2005
with an International Baccalaureate Program Diploma she got accepted in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Major at Bilkent Universiy
the same year. She is currently a junior year student at Bilkent University attending the Education Abroad Program at UCLA as an Electrical
Engineering student for an academic year with a merit scholarship. She is working at the Center for High Frequency Electronics Lab at UCLA
which is available to people who require state-of-the-art design, fabrication, and testing of microwave and millimeter wave devices on a
project about constructing new types of filters. She has also worked for a company on defense mechanism systems and software programming in
Turkey for a month in summer 2007. She can speak Italian fluently and is a licensed tennis player at her home university.