Mert Ateş, born in Istanbul, graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, Department of English Language and Literature in 2017. In the year he graduated, he completed his pedagogical formation training for teaching. In 2019, Ateş completed his master's degree in English Language Teaching at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University and worked as both a teacher and exam coordinator in different schools and institutions. In 2021, Ateş continued his doctoral studies in English Language and Literature at Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University, and in 2021 and 2022, he worked as both a lecturer and exam coordinator in the Department of Foreign Languages at Turkish Aeronautical Association University. In January 2023, Ateş started to work as a lecturer at Akdeniz University, School of Foreign Languages, and has been working as the Deputy Director of the School since June 2023.