Ferya has a Master’s degree in Structural and Earthquake Engineering from the Civil Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia. She has experience working as an Engineer in Training, specializing in concrete design of building members.

Ferya brings to IC-IMPACTS a blend of scientific and professional experience in engaging stakeholders. She is the Executive Assistant to IC-IMPACTS Chief Executive Officer and works collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization. In addition to her scientific background, Ferya has extensive experience in organizing international conferences and has also taken on the role of event management at IC-IMPACTS, overseeing budget, program scheduling, website and registration, and manuscript review processes for large events.

Ferya values collaborative cross-functional relationships and demonstrating research capabilities into communities; she sees diversity as an opportunity and is focused on achieving the best possible outcomes.