Ferya brings to IC-IMPACTS a blend of scientific and professional experience in engaging stakeholders. She previously served as the Executive Assistant to IC-IMPACTS Chief Executive Officer and worked collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization. At the same time, Ferya also had the role of the Event Coordinator, overseeing event budget, program, website and registration. Through these positions she has acquired extensive experience in strategic communications, issues management, corporate strategy, policy and program development, and stakeholder relations.

Ferya holds 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 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.