Ersin's bachelor degree was Economics and he just completed his MBA at UAlbany. He is currently continuing his studies here at the University at Albany in the Informatics PhD program. He has been deeply involved in the Graduate Student Organization by joining GSO sponsored events and taking responsibilities in RGSOs. He was the Technology Officer of the MBA Graduate Student Association and the Treasurer of the Turkish Student Association in the 2010 - 2011 academic year. After these experiences with the GSO he was elected Treasurer of the GSO in 2011 and re-elected in 2012.