Meliha Coşkun Yıldar was born in 1979 in Adana, graduated from the Sociology department of Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in 2002 and completed a Master’s degree in Political Science at Bilkent University in 2003. In 2007, she graduated from the Cultural and Media Management program at Freie Universität Berlin and managed the Istanbul office of the same university’s Institute for Culture and Media until 2012. Later,she taught Culture and Media Management at Çukurova University’s Faculty of Communication and conducted seminars on Creative Industries at various universities. She was participated in the establishment of Atölye20 and continues to provide guidance to the studio. Since 2017, she has been working as a manager in an e-commerce company which she is partners with.