Abdulbasit Akif Aydin received a master's degree from Florida State University's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2006. He has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Ankara University's Department of Political Sciences. He plans to pursue a PhD in Economics. He has experience in statistical and mathematical software packages such as Excel and SPSS and is proficient in HTML, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Access, and Dreamweaver. He also has experience in designing, maintaining, and administering Web sites and worked as a webmaster for CEFA. Previously, he was a broadcaster on local radio station in Ankara, Turkey, where he discussed topics including the subject of success, personal improvement, skills, and social issues.