10 Questions with Angela Bezzone

What do you do for your job?
I work in the Water Rights group at MBK, and help clients track and report water use, maintain compliance with state and federal requirements, prepare water management plans, and provide expert testimony.

How did you get into engineering?
Both of my grandfathers were civil engineers – one was a bridge engineer for CalTrans; and the other, Don Kienlen, helped form what is now MBK. I was very into math and science in school, so engineering seemed like a good major when I started college.

What is the best part of your job?
Helping clients. We do a lot of tasks that our clients don’t have the staff to perform, so it’s nice to know that we can help.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I’d learn the constellations, so I knew what I was looking at in the night sky. I’d also attempt to grow a garden, and I would travel more.

What hobby would you get into if time and money were not an issue?
Archeology or paleontology.

What skill would you like to master?
Cooking! I love cooking and food. It would be great to master a variety of cuisines.

What takes up too much of your time?
Reading – I could accomplish a lot more if books weren’t so entertaining.

What’s the best way to start the day?
Without an alarm going off.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Currently, Egypt. I’m traveling there in April and would be happy to talk about it all day.

Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been?
Isla Mujeres, Mexico