She earned her undergraduate degree in ELT at Boğaziçi University, Turkey and did master’s in TEFL at Bilkent University. She also completed Cambridge University ICELT(In-Service Certificate of English Language Teaching) course. Since 2007, she has been working as an English instructor at tertiary level (EAP): She worked at Bilkent University from 2007 to 2009 and since 2009, she has been working as a lecturer at Middle East Technical University. She also completed her PhD degree in ELT at the department of Hacettepe University in 2018. Her professional interests lie in achievement attributions, alternative assessment, curriculum evaluation and testing.