She was born in Seydisehir, Turkey. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2007, and Master degree in Architecture (Urban Studies) from Yeditepe University, Istanbul in 2010, where she carried out a master thesis titled “Socio-Economic And Spatial Transformations in The Historical Centre of Istanbul After 1980: The Case Of Talimhane, Beyoglu.” Her master thesis was granted with “Master Thesis Research Grant” award by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Prior to taking up to GSSI Urban Studies PhD Program, she was a PhD candidate at Istanbul Technical University, Urban Regional Planning PhD Program.
As an exchange student, she studied one year at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Between 2007-2013, she worked as research and teaching assistant at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Her main interests include urban renewal/regeneration and gentrification. Her other interests are flamenco, cajon, photography and tennis.