I was born and raised in historical Bodrum in southernwestern Turkey. Initially trained as nurse, I later went on to attend the Middle East Technical University and received a degree in English Literature and Grammar. I lived in Germany for two years then returned to Turkey and became a licensed tour guide.

Medieval Theater for children  
Rotary Club fund raising for physically and mentally challenged children
Vice President of Bodrum Professional Tour Guides Association
Architectural restorations

Interests and Hobbies:   
Mediterranean cooking and cuisine, olive oil and wine tasting, classical and jazz music, photography, motorcycling, mountain climbing, trekking, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, pilates, German Shepherds