Prior to stepping into her current role at CGIAR IAES, Gamze served at the United Nations Development Programme Biodiversity Finance Initiative, harmonizing knowledge management practices and focusing on biodiversity finance, with an emphasis on integrating biodiversity into renewable energy practices. Her international experience extends to her work with GIZ (Malawi) and GIZ (Belgium), where she played role in shaping environmental policies, fostering biodiversity conservation, promoting sustainable agricultural practices and renewable energy solutions. Gamze holds a double degree master’s in management and engineering of Environment and Energy from Polytechnic University of Madrid in (Spain) and Mechanical Modelling Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in (Hungary), with a specializing on renewable energy and environmental policy, and hold a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Bahcesehir University in (Turkey).