She was born in İzmir in 1974. She completed her secondary and high school education at İzmir Özel Fatih High School. She received her BA’s degree in English Language and Literature from the Aegean University in 1996. After her graduation, she worked at İzmir Pamuk Mensucat as a customer representative for 3 years. She started her teaching career at the Aegean University in 2000. She worked there for six years as an instructor of English for the preparatory program. During her work experience, she attended numerous ELT workshops and seminars. Apart from many workshops and seminars, in 20003 she completed a 40-hour training course on “Business English” at the Aegean University. Then in 2005, she received a certificate in teacher development (TDC Part 1) from the British Council. She joined İzmir University of Economics in 2006.