Yurfa’s passion for sustainability stems from her childhood in Chimbote, Peru, where access to water was scarce and clean water was rationed. Inspired by this, Yurfa desired to be part of the solution to water issues and protect this most valuable resource. She earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Florida International University and received her ENV SP designation from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, which certifies her expertise in the Envision Framework—a globally recognized approach to sustainable, resilient, and equitable infrastructure. Highly skilled in planning, design, and construction, she is adept at mitigating some of today’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change and sea-level rise, through sustainable, resilient infrastructure.
Yurfa is a member of Resiliency Florida and serves on the Resilience Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She is especially proud of her professional contributions to infrastructure in South Florida, including the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Rehydration Program, as well as the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s North, Central, and South District wastewater treatment plants and sanitary sewer Master Pump Stations 1, 2, and 3 in Miami-Dade County.