Tugce was a Ph.D. candidate working on the use of coastal green infrastructure (CGI) - natural and nature-based flood and erosion protection methods - as a sea level rise adaptation measure. She investigated the environmental, local, and institutional contexts of CGI to provide insights to support the wider implementation of CGI and to increase adaptation to sea level rise. She developed CGI specific indices using climatic and environment indicators to investigate the CGI areas with the highest coastal protection potential. She also developed an evaluation framework to assess the local trade-offs between CGI and other adaptation strategies. Tugce loves travelling, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and archery. She also loves playing the cello – even though she is hardly good at it.