Fatma was born and raised in Mersin, Turkey. In 2004, she moved to Minnesota to attend college. After graduating with a bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics and Business Administration, she began her career at Well Fargo as a mortgage consultant. In 2014, she joined US Bank, has been working as a financial crimes control specialist.

Since college, Fatma has been volunteering for a variety of non-profit organizations. AchieveMPLS, United Way, TASA, TAAM are some of them.  She is an active member of the Turkish American Community in Minnesota.