Hande holds degrees in Translation and Interpreting (BA) from Boğaziçi University and Public Communication (MA) from American University. She has been working as a conference interpreter since 1989. She is a member of TKTD and AIIC and accredited to work for EU institutions. Since 1990, she has been an adjunct instructor at Boğaziçi University, teaching interpreting to undergraduate and graduate students. Her working languages are Turkish (A) and English (B). She is a founding partner of Enterkon and a member of the board of directors. Hande is a great fan of musicals.