• Yıldız Hamrick finished Ankara College in 1970. Upon graduation, she was hired by Tumpane Company as an interpreter/translator for The United States Logistics Group (TUSLOG). She held that position until March of 1974, at which time a job transfer for her husband required them to move to the United States. During the 1980's while living in Italy and Turkey and raising a family, she did volunteer interpreting between the American and Turkish Admirals' wives. She was a volunteer/ assistant to her children's "Department of Defense School Teachers" (DODDS) until 1995 when her youngest daughter graduated from high school. In addition to her various volunteer work, in 2005, she assisted the Honorable Mona Diamond in founding the American Turkish Friendship Council (ATFC). Presently she is the volunteer editor/ translator for the "Breast Cancer Center-Mersin" (BCC-M). Yıldız is the current assistant coordinator of American Cancer Society's "Road to Recovery" (RTR) program. This group volunteers to drive patients to their treatments in Gwinnett County, the county which hosts the biggest fund-raiser chapter for breast cancer research in the world. She is also a volunteer driver and has been driving patients to their treatments since 2007. In 2003, she retired from her Area Manager position for the Southeastern Military Sales of Estee Lauder Cosmetics. Currently Ms. Hamrick, works full time as an interpreter/translator.


Posted: Thu, Feb 23, 2017