Marzie received her Master of Science in Urban Planning from Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran, Iran. She has started her PhD in April 2020 at the Climate Change Research Centre at UNSW. Her research has focused on urban heat island adaptation and mitigation, land use/ land cover planning, and investigating the effects of green infrastructures on citizens’ thermal comfort. Marzie is also interested in the application of Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and satellite imagery in spatial analysis of urban areas.