"Zeynep Atay graduated from Marmara University, Department of Public Administration in French and completed her master's degree at Galatasaray University, Department of Political Sciences. She worked as a professional translator for a while. Then she started to work professionally in non-governmental organizations. She worked in EU funded grant schemes for CSOs and EU funded technical assistance teams. She specialized in grant scheme management, project implementation, assessment of projects proposals and mentoring for capacity building of CSOs.
She was one of the mentors in the STGM's TOGETHER project previous phase and provided capacity-building support to 9 CSOs over two years between 2018-2020. She is still working as grants manager in the current phase of STGM - TOGETHER: Institutional Support Program."