She graduated from Ege University, Department of English Language and Literature in 1988. She worked as an English teacher between 1988 and 1994. She received her master’s degree in Administrative Management from Bowie State University in 1994. She taught English, Business, and Human Resource Management at Minot State University between 1995 and 1998. She started working at IUE, School of Foreign Languages in 2002. Between 2005 and 2008, she worked as coordinator for Undergraduate English Programs. She has been a lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Department since 2008. She’s currently writing her dissertation about translation and quality at Boğaziçi University. She has also been a member of Cunda Workshop of Translators of Turkish Literature (CWTTL) since 2007 and translates Turkish fiction into English.