I am both a research and teaching assistant and a doctorate (Ph.D.) student in Istanbul Technical University (ITU). I have received my bachelor science (B.Sc.) degree from the department of urban and regional planning from ITU in 2012. I worked as a research assistant at Atatürk University for the next two years after I graduated. Then, I graduated from ITU, Regional Planning M.Sc. Program in 2016 with a thesis study titled “Perceptual Assessment of the Local Economic Development (LED) Factors: TR41 and TRC1 NUTS II Regions”. My master thesis was about to evaluate how LED indicators are prioritized and perceived by the actors of different organizational structures in the regions with different socio-economic development levels. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning Program at ITU while entering several undergraduate and graduate courses as a teaching assistant. I have also worked as a researcher and contributor at the project of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation and ITU (Turkey National Spatial Strategic Plan). I was awarded with the Postgraduate Thesis Support for my Ph.D. thesis research framework by Marmara Municipalities Union Urban Policy Centre in 2018. My Ph.D. thesis is on strategic spatial planning (SSP) and governance interaction.