Ebru Özer, ASLA, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at the College of Architecture and The Arts at Florida International University. She teaches landscape technology and construction, community and regional design, and advanced digital representation. Her teaching efforts have been recognized through awards and honors including the 2015 FIU Faculty Senate Teaching Medal. Her research concentrates on integration of green infrastructure systems into urban design, sustainable landscape construction, and sustainability in park design. Her research has been supported by grants from the national Landscape Architecture Foundation, The United States Department of Education, Florida Department of Transportation, City of Sweetwater, The Metropolitan Center at FIU, the Cejas Family Foundation, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation|The Wolfsonian-FIU. She is co-author of Best Practices in Sustainable Building Design (2012). Özer holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University, a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Dokuz Eylul University, and a Physics degree from Ege University. Özer currently is a member of the FIU President’s University Sustainability Committee and serves on the FIU GIS Advisory Committee.