Pelin Kalkanoğlu graduated from Bilkent University with a degree in Computer Technologies and Office Management. She commenced her career as an Academic Specialist in the same department where she obtained her degree and delivered various lectures to vocational school students for 11 years. Following this, she spent 2 years as an Assistant to the Deputy General Manager at the Ankara Patent Office. Since 2013, she has been volunteering with the Career Committee of the Turkish Education Association. In 2014, she established the TED University Career Centre and served as its manager for 8 years. As of 2023, Pelin Kalkanoğlu is currently a member of the Support and Advisory Circle at Impact Hub Ankara.