Tonia received her first Master of Science degree in Engineering Geophysics from the University of Mining and Geology in Sofia, Bulgaria, where her thesis research focused on the integration and interpretation of high-resolution magnetic and radiometric data collected over southeastern Bulgaria.
She obtained her second Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics at the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria, where her thesis research investigated the best method to determine regional magnetic models without the influence from local anomalies.
Tonia entered the industry in 1980 as a geophysicist for the Bulgarian government, collecting, processing, and analyzing airborne radiometric and magnetic data. She also performed gamma-ray monitoring of Bulgaria after the Chernobyl NPP fallout.
With 35 years of continuous experience in the geophysical survey industry, Tonia has extensive experience in processing and interpreting airborne magnetic, radiometric, and electromagnetic (EM) data.
Tonia has been an integral part of the MPX team since its incorporation in 2006.