Ebru Özer is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University. Her research focuses on landscape performance and sustainability. She closely works with local non-profits, community members, and government organizations on projects related to mobility, inclusivity, and green infrastructure. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Landscape Architecture Foundation, and the Florida Department of Transportation. Özer is the co-author of Best Practices in Sustainable Building Design (2012) and has authored/co-authored peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and conference presentations. Özer serves as the Vice President of Education at the American Society of Landscape Architects and has served as the Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. As a registered mentor, Özer also helps with career development initiatives at public K-12 institutions through volunteer teaching. She is currently spearheading a pro-bono project that focuses on greening the schoolyards of public K-12 institutions in Miami-Dade County. Özer holds an MLA from Louisiana State University, a BArch from Dokuz Eylül University, and a diploma in Physics from Ege University.