Born in Eskişehir in 1980, Gülen was admitted to the Violin Department of the State Conservatory at Anadolu University in 1990 and graduated first in her class in 2001. Throughout her studies at Anadolu University State Conservatory, Gülen studied with Istvan Nemeth, Burak Tüzün, Prof. Nazım Rzayev and Viktor Pikaizen. Following her graduation, Gülen completed a proficiency in art degree at Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory under the supervision of Prof. M. A. Gotsdiner. Gülen has been awarded an “Honorable Mention” award at the “Young Talents of Violin Competition” organized in 1998 by the Turkish Ministry of Culture. In 2000, Gülen won the “Young Talents of Violin Competition” organized jointly by Anadolu University and the Rotary Club. Gülen was also awarded the “Incentive Reward for Art” by the Rectorate of Anadolu University in 2012. In addition to various concerts given in Turkey, she has been to Austria, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Tunisia, Greece, Venezuela, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, the Russian Federation, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Azerbaijan and Pakistan, where she performed solo concerts and in many festival concerts. Gülen became an associate professor at the age of 27, and she became a professor at the age of 33. She currently works as an academic with said title at the State Conservatory of Anadolu University.