Mert received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia on Economy and Political Sciences. He concentrated on international economics, Middle East politics as well as U.S – Russian relations during his years at Virginia. He has written various reports on subjects such as “How domestic lobbying affects the U.S foreign policy decisions”, “Focus group analysis on the ethical challenges of the Syrian refugee crisis” as well as “The socio-economic differences of ethnic terrorism from governments’ perspective”. After working in the finance sector for more than a year on Corporate Finance and Debt Capital Markets departments, he joined Istanbul Economy in September 2018.