She completed her BSc, MSc and PhD studies in Hacettepe University Department of Biology. She worked as a Research Assistant at Hacettepe University Department of Biology between 2001-2010. She worked at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL) between 2010-2018. In MoFAL she worked in Turkey Seed Gene Bank, Biotechnology Research Center and TAGEM as Coordinator of Biodiversity and Genetic Resources. She was appointed to Hacettepe University Biology Department in 2018. Her main research areas are plant systematics, molecular taxonomy, ethnobotany and agricultural biodiversity. She has more than 30 articles published in international and national journals.