Dayla Rogers first learned Turkish in high school as a participant in Rotary Youth Exchange. She continued language studies while earning a degree in history at the University of Michigan. After earning a master’s degree in education, she moved to Istanbul to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher trainer in Turkey. Over time she developed a passion for Turkish literature and translation. In 2016 she received a Finalist Ribbon for her translation of Faruk Duman’s “The Rifle” (Tüfek). She has translated several full-length works that await publication. She currently teaches English at Marmara University.