Nurhayat holds degrees in Translation and Interpreting (BA) from Boğaziçi University and Communication Studies (MA) from California State University. She has been working as a conference interpreter since 1993. She is a member of TKTD and AIIC and accredited to work for EU institutions. Since 2000, she has been an adjunct instructor at Boğaziçi University, teaching interpreting undergraduate and graduate students. Her working languages are Turkish (A) and English (B). She is a partner of Enterkon. Nurhayat loves coffee and New York City, she is an amateur musician.