Born in Istanbul in 1977. Graduated from Izmir Turk Koleji – Anadolu Lisesi. Holds a BA in American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University, Ankara, and has her MA in International Relations, Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Social Sciences, Izmir. Formerly worked as an English Teacher at American Collegiate Institute. She has been teaching English at Izmir University of Economics, School of Foreign Languages, for the past sixteen years.