Born in Istanbul, Yesim moved to London in 2004 and now has dual citizenship. She studied BA International Relations and Law at Kingston University. From a young age, Yesim has been interested in both domestic and global politics and she is currently studying BA International Political Science at Middlesex University which she will complete in 2013. She was an intern at UNA-UK (United Nations Association) between 2008 and 2009. She carried out a work experience placement at CK Solicitors as an administrator.