Claire has dual degrees in English (University of Michigan) and medieval art history (Università di Roma "La Sapienza"). She lived in Rome for a decade where she taught art history at Trinity College and study abroad programs for other American universities. She has lived in Istanbul for the last twelve years. She is presently an adjunct instructor at Yeditepe University and a freelance translator. Originally from Washington, DC, Claire is very interested in social history. She is the author of "Topkapı Palace: Inside and Out", published by Citlembik in 2004.
Melike holds degrees in Tourism and Guiding from Marmara University and Art History from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. Studying (MA) Museology in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Universiy. Her special interests are Late Antiquity period in Istanbul and Clasiccal Period of Ottoman Empire.
Seden is a tourist guide, actress and a writer from Istanbul. She is in love with the city where she was born and raised. She studied tourism, management and public relations and mastered in marketing. She is working on her PhD in Tourism Management and gives lectures in different fields. Since she is also an actress, she enjoys talking about her home town that she takes as her stage. She has many stories about Istanbul, where she lived and experienced the cosmopolitan, multicultural life for over 40 years.