• East Bernard High School - 2004
  • Texas A&M University - College Station, BS in Petroleum Engineering

My favorite college memory was my engineering team projects (i.e. building tennis ball launchers for a class project) I have very much enjoyed the oil & gas industry. It has been very good to me over the years even with all of the uncertainty. I have worked with 2 companies. I was with my first company for over 7 years and earlier this year I recently switched over to my second company. I have worked as an engineer in a variety of departments (reservoir, production, completions), and I currently am a senior reservoir engineer. My biggest achievement outside of work is getting my Professional Engineer's License. The SPE-GCS scholarship was by far the single most important thing that allowed me to start on the career path that I'm currently on. My family was not able to help much in paying for my college and having this scholarship was a huge help in allowing me to pay for my college education in addition to working during college to help pay the bills associated with getting a degree. I was the first person in my family to attend college and am the first person in my family to choose a path in the oil & gas industry. I am very grateful to the SPE for selecting me to receive that scholarship over 10 years ago. I remember being so excited when I was selected. I did not feel like I had a chance since I was from a very small school and didn't have the same opportunities as students in larger Houston schools. My advice to students is don't count yourself out just because you don't have any other family members in the industry or are from a large Houston school. Always work hard and you will be rewarded.