Dr. Başaran was born in Lefkoşa on 13th May 1976. She has completed her primary education at Şehit Tuncer Primary School, secondary education at Bayraktar Türk Maarif College. She holds a BSc. degree on Mathematics from Hacettepe University in Turkey and MSc. degree on Mathematics from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey. She was awarded as the outstanding achievement award from İhsan Doğramacı foundation for being first in place in the Mathematics department and second in place in the faculty of Science upon the completion of her undergraduate study with high honors degree.
In 2011, she obtained her Ph.D. from the Middle East Technical University on Mathematics Education with a focus on exploring affective and demographic factors contributing to mathematical thinking and reasoning of university students. She has worked as programmer, developer and technical administrator in various distance education related projects at the Informatics Institute of METU from 1998 till 2006 afterwards has taught and contributed to the content development of the course “Introduction to Information Technologies and its’ Applications” from 2006 till 2011 at METU.
Dr. Başaran worked as full-time senior lecturer at the Computer and Instructional Technology Education Department in Girne American University between years 2011-2015 which has taught variety of courses on education, computer and instructional technologies, mathematics and statistics. Obtaining the title of assistant professorship at 2013, Dr. Başaran worked as deputy dean of the Faculty of Education at GAU between the years of 2013-2014. She undertook the positions of web coordinator and graduate programs coordinator of the faculty during her position as deputy dean. Dr. Başaran is now full-time lecturer at Computer and Information Systems department in Near East University and has been teaching to undergraduate and graduate courses with theses supervision. Her interests include the betterment of human life with the aid of technology from a pedagogical point of view and the adaptation of instructional design systems as well. Assist. Prof . Başaran has variety of articles in the field along with newspaper articles.