Nergis Danis is a Ph.D. student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program. She holds an MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University and a BA in Western Languages & Literatures from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Before coming to Iowa State, she worked as a lecturer at Piri Reis University in Istanbul, where she taught academic reading and writing classes. Here at ISU, she has taught a variety of academic writing and speaking classes in addition to working as an academic communication consultant at the Center for Communication Excellence at ISU. Her research interests include corpus linguistics, register variation, English for Academic Purposes, and Systemic Functional Linguistics. She has published her work in journals like English for Specific Purposes and the International Journal of Applied Linguistics. She has also presented at local and international conferences, such as AAAL, the International Corpus Linguistics Conference, and TSLL.