• Concordia Lutheran High School - 2007
  • Texas A&M University - College Station, BS in Petroleum Engineering

My favorite college memory was learning how to think. I was able to get a pre-college internship with Anadarko. I then signed on with Apache for 3 internships. I started full time with Apache after graduating in 2011. I completed Apache's three-year rotation program, working 6 months each in completions, field operations, drilling, reservoir, reserve estimations, waterflood and fracking technology, and production. I then settled in Midland, Texas, to work production engineering. I am currently responsible for 8 MBO/d and 35 MMCF/d production. I served as the SPE TAMU chapter Volunteer chair as a student. The SPE Scholarship strengthened my resolve to pursue petroleum engineering. My advice to current students is to study hard. Learn geology and geophysics as much as possible. Get experience in the oilfield wherever you can, even if it's not the ideal internship you wanted. Learn how to think critically. Keep learning after you graduate.