Zeynep Aksoy graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics Department of International Relations, and completed her MA at Public Relations and Publicity. She worked as a project manager for many important national and international congress events. In 2013, she received PhD dissertation in public relations and publicity at Ege University with her study on cultural intelligence. She currently teaches intercultural communication, research methods, communication studies, and public relations at Izmir University of Economics. Her research focus is mainly about intercultural communication, international migration and cultural intelligence.