Güldamla received her B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Carleton College in 2014. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant on the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment study of the effect of Alprazolam (Xanax) on the GABA neurotransmitter system in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She also conducted the analysis of functional imaging data for a pediatric ADHD study that investigated the influence of increased familial risk for ADHD on functional network connectivity. Güldamla is currently serving as the primary neuroimaging associate for the UCLA site of the multi-institutional North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS) of predictors of psychosis. She is assisting the team with acquisition and quality control of functional imaging data as well as recruitment of participants.