Women’s History Month: Meet Silvia Perez from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Silvia Perez is part of the Facilities Maintenance team, one of the largest and most diverse within the Aviation Department. It’s comprised of more than 440 employees, and tasked with the upkeep of our airport. In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s go behind-the-scenes and learn more about one of the “faces of MIA.”
· Tell us a little about your role at MIA.
As an Engineer 4, I am responsible for the contract and construction sections for the Facilities Maintenance Division, which manages most of the maintenance construction contracts.
· What’s your favorite part about working at MIA?
My favorite part about working at MIA is supporting and motivating my team to maintain MIA and other airport facilities to the highest standards, and making sure our passengers, employees, and the public in general have an excellent experience whenever they are at one of our facilities.
· What do you enjoy doing during your free time?
I enjoy spending my free time at sea, fishing and snorkeling in the Florida Keys with my family and friends.
· What’s one piece of advice that’s really stuck with you?
To be successful in every aspect of life, one must always strive for excellence through hard work, perseverance, supporting others, and most of all, love what you do every day.
· What would you tell your past self?
No matter how busy you are in your professional life, it is very important to take time for your own selfcare and share priceless moments with your loved ones as much as you can. Even though we are always absorbed by our busy schedules, during this pandemic, I realized more than ever that tomorrow is not guaranteed.
To request materials in accessible format, Sign Language Interpreters, CART services and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) public meetings and events please email the ADA Office at ADAcoordinator@miami-airport.com or call the office in 305-876-7747 five days in advance to initiate your request. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).