Deniz is a community-driven advocate who prioritizes positively impacting her surroundings and uplifting the stories and voices of marginalized communities. As a first-generation daughter of refugees and a dental student, she is deeply committed to making a difference in people's lives. Deniz has been involved in community organizing in Algonquin since middle school, attending school board meetings and working with local organizations to better serve residents' needs.
As a Trustee, Deniz's priorities include infrastructure, economic, and environmental development. She understands that being a public servant means more than just holding a title; it requires putting in the work for the community and ensuring that community members' voices are heard. If elected, Deniz will be the youngest woman of color to hold a public office position in Algonquin, which is crucial for a town that serves a diverse demographic but lacks representation for these communities.