Figen Akgöl graduated from Ankara University English Language and Literature Department in 1990. After working in private language schools and TÖMER between 1990 and 1994, she joined Bilkent University School of English (BUSEL), where she worked in the Curriculum and Testing Unit, and acted as Deputy Head of Teaching Unit besides teaching in the Preparatory Program. She started to work in İzmir University of Economics in September 2004 as an English instructor. Having acted as the Head of Self Access Center in the Preparatory Program for 2.5 years, she resumed her post as a full time English instructor.