Borman was born in Nicosia in 1978. She graduated from Bilkent University, Ankara in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Culture and Literature, and then from Georgetown University, D.C. in 2001 with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration on International Affairs.
She worked as Senior Instructor in the Department of International Relations at Girne American University, Girne between September 2001-January 2003. In February 2003, she started to pursue her doctoral studies in the Department of International Relations at the Middle Eastern Technical University (METU), Ankara. After completing her doctoral courses, she returned to Cyprus and worked as a part-time Instructor in the Department of International Relations at International Cyprus University, Nicosia between September 2005-January 2007.
In December 2005, Borman also started to work as Foreign Affairs Officer and Gender Focal Point and, from December 2006 onwards, as Foreign Affairs Consultant at the TRNC Presidency. With the resumption of comprehensive negotiations between the two sides in Cyprus, she served as a member of the Turkish Cypriot Negotiation Team between September 2008-April 2010.
Borman completed her doctoral studies in September 2012 and received her Ph.D. in International Relations from METU with her dissertation entitled “Insecurity and Trust in Cyprus: Rethinking the Security Dilemma within the Context of the Cyprus Problem”.
She worked as Political Consultant at the TRNC Foreign Ministry between March 2014-December 2014, and then as Foreign Affairs Consultant between June 2015-November 2020 at the TRNC Presidency. She also served as a member of the Turkish Cypriot Negotiation Team and Special Assistant to the Turkish Cypriot Negotiator during the comprehensive negotiation process between the two sides between June 2015-July 2017.