Feride Zeynep Güder was born in Antakya, in 1969. After her high school education in Hatay she completed her BA on English Language and Teaching at Ataturk University in Erzurum in 1994. She worked as a teacher in Erzincan, Erzurum, Ankara and Istanbul. In 1997, she started to work as an English Instructor in Faculty of Education at Trakya University in Edirne. A year later, in 1998, she started to work at Istanbul Kultur University and was assigned to several managerial positions as a coordinator and a Deputy Head in the Department of Foreign Languages.