Özge is a Research Associate on MEITS Project Strand 6 which examines the implications of multilingualism for health and well-being. After completing her BA in Psychology at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, and her MA and PhD at the Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department of University of Delaware, Özge worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands. She then held academic appointments at NYU, Rutgers University, CUNY, and Princeton University. In 2015, Özge completed a second Master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders at Teachers College, Columbia University, with a merit-based fellowship. Currently she is a registered Speech and Language Therapist and a member of the Health Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Her current research focuses on prevention, early identification and treatment of language delays/disorders in multilingual individuals as well as bilingualism in non-clinical populations.