I am a PhD student in Applied Linguistics & Technology program at Iowa State University. Before hitting the road for USA to pursue my dreams, I worked as an EFL instructor and curriculum coordinator for Hacettepe University, School of Foreign Languages, in Ankara, Turkey. I hold an MA in English Language Teaching from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

My research interests include language test development and validation, second language oral proficiency assessment, and computer-assisted language testing. 

I love singing loudly at home, which usually gets my neighbors and husband mad at me, and my favorite song is Kızılcıklar Oldu mu?.
I also like travelling and photography.