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posted Feb 13, 2014, 12:46 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 25, 2015, 2:49 PM by Unknown user ]
Marzena Mazurek  is a Geospatial Engineer at Rodriguez Consulting

What was your very first job? 
After completing a degree in Surveying Engineering at AGH University of Science and Technology (considered to be the best school in its field in Poland), I started working for a land surveying company in Krakow (Poland) where I was responsible for collecting and systematizing cadastral data of parcels and buildings for Land Parcel Identification System for European Union. My duties included performing boundary surveys, analyzing survey reports orthoimagery processing and interpretation, digitizing, and mapping. 

How did you become interested in Land Surveying?
My adventure with land surveying and civil engineering began a few years ago in Poland, which is the country of my origin. I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career which would allow me to utilize my personal and professional interests. Geography, geology, maps and mathematics were always my passion so studying geodesy and cartography and pursuing this career seemed to be a perfect match for my future.   I graduated at the top of my class, and I received many scholarships and awards for my scholar achievements. A key to those accomplishments was not only my hard work, but also the fact, that I really enjoyed studying something I felt passionate about.

I have always had curiosity and ability to learn new technologies, what is important in industry which undergoes very fast changes.  Finally, I wanted a career which would let me work as a part of a team.

Marzena has degrees from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland (View Map) where she graduated from in 2006. While studying there she earned her Bachelor of Science in Survey Engineering and her Masters in Cadastre and Real Estate Appraising and Managing while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Upon her graduation, Marzena received the Stainislaw Staszic medal for the best graduate of the year.

In 2007, Marzena moved to the United States where she continued her education and pursued a career in the Land Surveying/Civil Engineering industry. In 2012, Marzena received her Associates in Applied Science  of Civil Engineering Technology with a focus in Land Surveying from Gloucester County College. Along with her degree, Marzena received the “President's Award for A.A.S. Civil Engineering Technology-Land Surveying Option,” which publicly recognizes one student per department who has excelled in their academics. She also received the “President's Award for Academic Excellence” awarding students who are graduating with a 4.0 GPA.