• Cinco Ranch High School - 2011
  • Colorado School of Mines, BS in Petroleum Engineering

During my four years at Mines, I would say that my three summer internships were the best thing I did to get my foot in the door with the industry. Because of these summer internships, I had a good idea of what to expect when I entered the work force. I was able to gain experience in three different states and in three very different roles, which exposed me to different aspects of the industry. The SPE scholarship aided me in these endeavors by allowing me to attend an out of state school. Moving from Texas to attend Colorado School of Mines would have been much more of a struggle had I not received a scholarship from SPE.

After graduation I began working as a Production Engineer for Anadarko Petroleum in August of 2015 in Vernal, UT. And I recently transferred to another field location in Colorado last April. I have been able to make the most of my field experience by spending as much time as I can out in the field. I am seeing and learning things that I will take with me through the rest of my career. My advice to students is to make the most of your opportunities and to immerse yourself in the industry as soon as possible. Network, volunteer, attend industry events and apply for internships.