Derin is a Turkish-American who grew up in a military family and spent her childhood moving around the east coast. She attended the University of New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2019. Her passion for fitness started with competitive swimming as a child and has since grown into a love for strength training, high-intensity workouts, and power yoga.
Originally aiming for a job in corporate America, she decided to instead pursue her love for fitness and get ACE certified. She moved to California in August 2020 and loves being so close to the beach. She spends her free time cooking, surfing, and exploring Southern California.