• Klein Forest High School - 1998
  • University of Texas at Austin, BS in Petroleum Engineering

My favorite college memory is working on a pragmatic senior design team and beating the "A" team on a variety of senior design evaluations and final recommendations. I am a Senior Reservoir Engineer with over 10 years of diverse experience. My experience includes onshore and offshore in a variety of basins globally with independents, a major and a service company. I have co-authored 7 technical papers and presented at 3 conferences. One of my most recent accomplishments was during a Deepwater field redevelopment campaign where I was the well lead for 2 of 4 wells and Reservoir Engineer for 4 of 6 reservoirs. As part of the well lead role, I managed an integrated team in multiple locations and worked with cross-disciplinary teams to ensure timely delivery of spud ready wells. I have served as an active SPE volunteer with leadership roles - SPE GCS, LA, Delta and UT Austin student chapter. In the Gulf Coast Section, I served in the Reservoir Study Group (Chair, Treasurer and Vice-Chair), Emerging Leaders Program Board Treasurer, Career Management Committee and Scholarship Committee. In the Los Angeles Section, I served on the Section Board and Co-Chaired a Cross Generational Workshop. My choice in career was independent of the SPE GCS scholarship. However, it provided major financial support allowing me to better focus on my studies during school and only work during the summers. I graduated with minimal debt thanks in part to the SPE GCS scholarship program. My advice to students is to place a high emphasis on communication skills, give considerable thought to a career in the oil industry due to the very volatile nature of this business, have a career back-up plan and be flexible/search wide for jobs. At the end of the day, in this industry relationships and communicating your value matter the most. Contact me at