Bahar Özden graduated from Social Sciences and Public Administration Department-METU. She worked as Foreign Affairs Manager for Turkish Association of Municipalities between 2005 and 2015. During this period, as part of European Union Integration and Local Government Reform, she took responsibility in many international projects done in collaboration with local government units of Sweden, Holland, Germany, and Spain which aimed at the improvement of local democracy in Turkey. She carried out the European Council Local and Regional Authorities Congress National Delegation Secretariat between 2008 and 2015. Between 2015 and 2018 took the responsibility of Program Officer at Directorate of Woman and Family Services with the foreign affairs office of Çankaya Municipality. Since April 2018, she has been working for Research Worldwide İstanbul as Program Consultant as a part of Human Rights Cities Project.
She graduated from the Turkish Language and Literature Department of Hacettepe University in 2009. After her graduation, she works as a Turkish Language Teacher. She moved to İstanbul and between 2010 and 2018 she worked as Ticket Sales Manager for Campus Travel. She joined the Research Worldwide İstanbul team in August 2018. Currently, she assists and helps the program team with logistics and administrative responsibilities.
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