Mayra completed her degree in Chemical Engineering in Uruguay and worked for two years in the private industry. In 2017, she joined the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter for completing an MSc in Water Engineering with Management. Her dissertation centred on resilience in the water industry of England and Wales. Since 2019, she is doing a PhD as a part of the QUEX Institute. She works under the supervision of Prof. Guangtao Fu & Prof. David Butler at the University of Exeter and Prof. Zhiguo Yuan & Dr Keshab Sharma at the University of Queensland. Her research focuses on green infrastructures and urban stormwater modelling.
At Eawag, she is working under the supervision of Dr Lauren Cook.