• Klein Oak High School - 2011
  • Texas A&M University - College Station, BS in Petroleum Engineering - 2015

My favorite college memory was working on group projects in my petroleum engineering classes. I have always been interested in team dynamics, so it was fun to work through problems and grow together. You can really feel the energy when everyone is focused on accomplishing the same goal. I was honored to receive the Robert L. Whiting Award, which is given by the department to the most outstanding graduating senior. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the support I received from the SPE Gulf Coast Section, both financially and experientially. I had a pre-college internship with Anadarko in 2011 as an additional benefit to my SPE-GCS scholarship. I worked in The Woodlands in Delaware Basin Completions, where I got to map and present trends to the Bone Spring asset team. This helped me gain confidence going into school and looking for jobs. I subsequently held 3 summer internships with Chevron in Midland, Bakersfield, and Houston. I am now 10 months into my full-time job with Chevron as a production engineer in Midland. I have written several workovers and proactively monitored production, while completing a field training assignment. The field is such a great place to learn, as it reinforces the concept that what we do at our desk has a direct impact on our operations. The SPE-GCS scholarship helped me to realize that there is great power in being a part of the global petroleum engineering network, which is made available through SPE. With SPE's support, I continued to stay involved in college and eventually became a Petrobowl competitor, Student Summit Co-Chair, and TAMU-SPE Chapter President. Each of these were great learning experiences in leadership and responsibility. During my presidency, my extended leadership team was very proud to have been named the Most Outstanding Student Chapter by SPE International in 2015. The SPE-GCS staff and volunteers were invaluable to my success, both as the head of my chapter and as a young scholar. My advice to students is to stay involved and make connections with your classmates, professors, and industry professionals. Treating people with respect and displaying hard work will get you through any industry downturn. Keep your chin up and remember you are changing the world! 

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