Nazlıcan is from Izmir, Turkey and she finished her undergraduate studies in philosophy at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She also studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Later she finished her graduate degree in Philosophy of the Social Sciences at London School of Economics and Political Science where she studied the effects of markets and society on each other. She has been active in Turkish civil society since 2014—where she has served as International Officer of 3H Movement, the only grassroots liberty-minded youth organization in Turkey. And she is active in academic and political circles as a proud classical liberal since then.