• Dayton High School - 2009
  • Texas A&M University - College Station, BS in Petroleum Engineering

Texas A&M, especially Petroleum Engineering department, does an excellent job of using labs to explain concepts in a tangible way. The labs are what made the conceptual study in the classroom stick. I graduated in May of 2013 and have now worked for M&H Energy Services two and a half years. My primary focus has been on offshore facilities maintenance and development for various companies, both in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally in Equatorial Guinea. Receiving the SPE scholarship was one of the reasons I chose to pursue a degree in Petroleum Engineering and ultimately work in the Oil and Gas business. The scholarship helped me be able to attend the best university for Petroleum Engineering and thus prepare me for the young, but so far successful, career I've had to this point. My advice to students is Carpe Diem - seize the day. College is a wonderful time of transition and growing and learning, and you should take every opportunity you have to embrace it all, enjoy it, and learn everything you can while you can. There should never be a day go by that you don't learn something new.