Deniz Marti is a Ph.D. student in the Systems Engineering program at the George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Deniz earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University, graduating with Dean’s honor. Her primary research focus includes risk communication, perception, and judgment, particularly in the contexts of health and engineering systems. Using social science research methods, she aims to uncover the cognitive mechanisms influencing experts’ decisions. Specifically, she draws upon Fuzzy Trace Theory to design studies focusing on risk behavior interventions, development of expert thinking, as well as knowledge translation from experts to novices and to the public. Her research findings have implications for engineering policy, expert elicitation, and health communication.