Prein&Newhof Engineer Julie Feria, PE, GISP recently became a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP). To receive this certification, Feria had to complete four years of full-time geospatial experience, meet the Portfolio Requirements (minimum point requirements in Education, Experience, and Contributions), pass the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam, and complete all requirements within six years from date of Portfolio approval or passing the Exam.
Feria is only the third professional at Prein&Newhof to hold the GISP certification. She joined Prein&Newhof in 2015, after graduating from Calvin University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil & Environmental Concentration). In 2019 she earned her Professional Engineer (PE) License in the State of Michigan. At Prein&Newhof, Feria has used her background in engineering and GIS to build and analyze hydraulic models of storm, sanitary, and drinking water systems for communities throughout Michigan. She has been involved in hydraulic analyses and GIS development for communities under the SAW (Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater) Grants and continues to provide GIS and hydraulic system analysis support for several Michigan municipalities.