Şaha Baygül Özpınar graduated from Moda High School. She obtained her BA degree from Yeditepe University Faculty of Communications, Public Relations Department. She had been the Valedictorian; academically ranking highest in both the Department and the Faculty. She holds an MA in Public Relations from Yeditepe University. She earned her PhD in 2008, in Advertising and Public Relations from Anadolu University, Institute of Social Sciences.
During her years at school she has worked as an intern at various companies, one of which is A&B Communications, known to be the first PR company in the country and also worked as PR specialist at TÖMER. She started her academic career at Yeditepe University in 2000; first as a RA then worked as an instructor for 4 years. She was assigned as an Asst. Professor in 2009.
In 2011 and 2012 she worked at Yeni Yüzyıl University, lectured at Faculty of Communications. She also functioned as an Advisor to the Rector, conceptualized and implemented inovation and corporate development. She was later assigned as the Dean of Students at the same university.
From 2013 to mid 2016 she worked as the Brand Communications Manager at Corporate Communications Department, Borsa İstanbul. During this period she took active role in the project and the communication of transformation of İstanbul Stock Exchange to Borsa İstanbul, where the exchanges of Turkey have merged under a single roof. With her team, she organized/ took part in more than 80 international events, maintained international sponsorships and international media relations.
She taught Communication Skills at the Turkish Naval Academy Retirement Program. Her research has been published in various academic journals and professional publications.
Ms. Şaha Baygül Özpınar now works at Advertising Design and Communication Department at Üsküdar University.
Her research interests include Corporate Communications; Corporate Culture, Identity and Reputation and Marketing Communications.
She is passionate about good music, good reading and good food. She lives in İstanbul with her better half Mr. Özpınar.