Ambassador Spotlight ‘Jocelyn Correa’

Welcome to our Brand Ambassador Jocelyn Correa, from California USA!

Where did you study? I did not go to school for Land Surveying, I went to a local community college for Architecture and Sociology

What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? In California, it is either a combination of a degree related to land surveying, and/or experience under another Licensed Land surveyor, for a total of 6 years. For example, 4 year degree, plus 2 years experience… or 6 years of experience.

How did you get into surveying? I worked for a local Assessor’s office, originally getting the job just because I knew AutoCAD, but wound up learning the basics of Land Surveying concepts

If you are not a surveyor, what do you do?

How long have you been in the industry? I started as a cadastral mapper in 2004, so a bit over 16 years. I’ve been with a Land Survey/Engineering company for the past nearly 7 years.

Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? CLSA (state member and Local chapter secretary), NSPS member, and past ASPRS member

Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? I want to have additional resources to reach out to schools in my area, and assist with promoting our AMAZING profession. I think partnering with GKiS will assist me connect with the kids better, and not have to generate interest-catching material myself

Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? Surveying is a VITAL profession for the future of the built environment, for future infrastructure and repairing or maintaining existing infrastructure.   

What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? As a brand ambassador, I’d like to begin presenting to more schools, and reaching a larger age group. Currently, I have only worked with students in a High School geometry class, and also worked with the DiscoverE Future Cities competition. I think it’s important to also expose younger kids to the Land Surveying profession

What are your hobbies? I love watching my kids participate in their activities: gymnastics, baseball, horseriding, and theatre. As weird as it sounds, I also love organizing, planning, and cleaning.

If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? If my company had a character, I think we’d be a chameleon… we do SO many different services to make the built environment possible. If I was a character, I think I’d be  a deer… a bit high-strung, but shy, intuitive, and very aware of my surroundings. If it was a survey specific character, I think I’d be a researcher… I LOVE researching old documents, maps, and the history involved in land surveying

What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? I think stickers would be awesome!