İlknur graduated from Hacettepe University English Language Teaching Department in 1998. She has been teaching English for 23 years. She has a Ma degree in Teaching Turkish as a Second Language. She worked at Başkent and Hacettepe University in Ankara. She is currently working as an EFL instructor at Sakarya University. She teaches methodology, speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. She has worked at material development and testing offices.