Melek joined Zeo in 2020 and manages regulatory compliance and risk management across the firm. Prior to Zeo, she was an Associate at the Berkeley New Business Community Law Clinic assisting startups in the Bay Area. She also served as a Legal Researcher for SevethAI. Credentialed in Turkey, Melek worked as an attorney at Bozoglu & Izgi Law Firm and Koyuncuoglu & Koksal Law Firm in Istanbul, focusing on corporate, contracts, trademark, life sciences, compliance and employment law. In addition to law, Melek spent time in the pharma sector managing laboratory and production operations, occupational health and safety, risk assessment, trainings and compliance. She earned her BS in Chemistry from Istanbul Technical University and LLB in Law from Istanbul Kultur University, both with honors. More recently, she completed her LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree at UC Berkeley School of Law, along with the certificate in technology law.