Ezel graduated in 2016 from Boğaziçi University with a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations. During her undergraduate years, she gained experience in the two worlds of research: academia and journalism. She worked as a student assistant for Turkish Politics class, and led discussion sessions for political science sophomores. She was a research assistant for Prof. Hakan Yılmaz in his project of “Frames, Meanings, Actions: Political Choices in Modern Turkey”. She also carried out multiple internships in media. She worked in the national daily Cumhuriyet, TEMPO magazine, +1 TV and t24.com.tr and wrote various stories on political developments in Turkey and abroad. She spent her summer of 2015 in Budapest, Hungary with an internship at Center for Independent Journalism. Her research interests include broad topics as political regime in Turkey, Syrian refugees and their perception on integration to Turkey.