Nermin grew up in Ankara, Turkey. After graduating from Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) in Statistics, she moved to California, and received her MA in Organizational Psychology at John F. Kennedy University, specializing in social systems and network analysis. Currently, in addition to running her consulting practice in Oakland, CA, Nermin is Administrative Director for Healing the Wounds of History and working on her PhD dissertation at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Her thesis is about historical traumas and healing between Armenian, Kurdish, and Turkish ethnicities.
Nermin Soyalp, MA, PhD Candidate, has been a collaborator with Armand Volkas in the HWH approach since 2012 where they together organized HWH workshops with Germans and Jews, Turks, Kurds and Armenians. She is one of the co-creators of the Healing the Wounds of History certificate program, and has been facilitating peace building workshops in the Bay Area and in Turkey since 2013.