She was born in İzmir, in 1974. She completed her secondary and high school education at İzmir Ozel Turk Hıgh School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the Aegean University in 1996. After her graduation, she worked at Sundora-K dried fruit company for a year as an assistant manager. At that time, she worked as a part-time English instructor at Kent English Language course. She started teaching at Izmir Ozel Fatih High School in 1997 and remained there until 2006. During her teaching experience, she attended several seminars and workshops about language teaching. She completed “The Trainer Training Course” and “The DIPELT course” organised by the British Council in 2000. She joined Izmir University of Economics in 2006. She completed the ICELT course organised by Cambridge University in 2008.