Maziar started his undergraduate degree at the University of Houston (UH) in Fall 2013 and is set to graduate in Spring of 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering with a Minor in Energy and Sustainability. Zarea also attended the Westside Engineering & Geosciences Academy before attending UH. 
Zarea has been working since the age of 16 for several local businesses in the Houston, Texas area which range from IT and engineering, to design.
Maziar's first job was at a small mortgage banking firm by the name of Interplan Financial. Later, Zarea was selected to be one of the youngest Interns at Shell Upstream Exploration and Production at the age of 16.