Ece is a doctoral candidate and Fulbright scholar at the North Carolina State University College of Design, and works as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant at NCSU. Previously she completed a BLA in Landscape Architecture and an MA in Design. She is particularly interested in built environment-human behavior relations, environmental psychology, and design of social settings. She has previously been involved in and conducted research studies related to architectural, environmental, and community design. Currently, she is researching the associations between classroom design, teacher behaviors, and attitudes in her dissertation research.