Was born in 1974 in Kars. Her musical journey began by singing during family gatherings and school activities. She studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at Boğaziçi University. When she was a student, she joined the Boğaziçi University Folklore Club where she first began her musical education.
She is a co-founder of Kardeş Türküler dance-music project (1993) and member of Boğaziçi Performing Arts Ensemble (since 1995). Her focus of research and performance is on women’s voices in the traditional musics of Anatolia and Mesopotamia.
She is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Musicology and Music Theory of the Istanbul Technical University (ITU).