• Colorado School of Mines, BS, Petroleum Engineering

My favorite memories from college include taking a rock properties class with Dr. Ramona Graves and being inducted into Pi Epsilon Tau. Rock properties was challenging, but Dr. Graves is well-respected in the industry and taught me the fundamentals of petroleum engineering. Pi Epsilon Tau is a prestigious society with selection based on character, merit, GPA and interviews. Being inducted was a privilege and an honor. I joined EOG Resources almost two years ago, and I’ve rotated through the different engineering disciplines to learn the importance of each group and the impact they have on each other. It’s been a great experience filled with a variety of field work experiences, varied responsibilities and opportunities to expand my learning on valuable technical topics.

The SPE scholarship provided me with financial peace in college so I didn’t have to work or worry about finances. It presented me with the opportunity for a pre-college internship with Anadarko, which was a good introduction to the oil and gas industry. I also worked in summer internships for Alta Mesa in completions, and for EOG in production and completions engineering internships.

My advice to today’s SPE-GCS scholarship students is that internships are key! They allow you to apply the knowledge you learn in school and give you context on which topics are most important and how they apply in the real world. Also, find a mentor who is technical, honest with you and who pushes you to your highest potential. The mentors I’ve had throughout my journey have been integral to my success thus far.