Director, Pacifica Institute Seattle
Tezcan Inanlar is the director of Pacifica Institute in Seattle. He was born and grown up in Turkey. Finishing his undergrad in engineering, he moved to United States for higher education in 2001. He earned his MS degree in engineering at Clemson University in 2003. Upon his move to Los Angeles for his engineering work in 2006, he served at Pacifica Institute as a board member in which he volunteered in interfaith and intercultural dialog work in Southern California for 5 years. In 2011, he joined Pacifica Institute full time and served as SoCal director for 4 years. He is pursuing his MA degree in Islamic Studies and Leadership at Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School in Los Angeles. He currently works for Pacifica Institute as Northwest Regional Director. He also serves on the advisory board for the Seattle University School of Theology & Ministry and on the board of F.I.R.E. (Fostering Interfaith Relations in the Eastside), an interfaith alliance in Seattle. He lives in Bothell with his wife Sibel and they have three kids.