• Cinco Ranch High School - 2003
  • Texas A&M University, BS in Petroleum Engineering

After only my freshman year, I got an internship offshore on a jackup rig in the Gulf of Mexico.  The experience in seeing the mud system, rotary table, derrick, etc., first hand was priceless.  We had studied all the pieces and parts of a rig, but when I saw it first hand, it was a much richer experience. I've spent 9 years with BP, working in the world-class oil field of Prudhoe Bay, challenging plays like viscous oil and tight sands.  My career has been very rewarding, tackling challenging problems with innovation, and gaining knowledge through cutting-edge technology. I've held several positions with SPE on the Alaska Section Board including several committee chairs, secretary and treasurer, as well as serving as a director on the Gulf Coast Section board. By receiving the SPE scholarship, I was offered an internship position with BP my first summer after high school.  In obtaining this position, I was offered more coveted internships after my freshman, sophomore and junior years of college, including an offshore rotation and two Alaskan internships.  I interviewed for other internships, but other companies were not offering these types of internships at my grade level.  Because I had internships in drilling, production and reservoir engineering, I was able to make a more informed decision of what I wanted to focus on in my career full-time.  My advice to current students is do not take this scholarship for granted, continue to earn it.  Continue to work hard and learn as much as you can in the classroom and on the job.  When you feel like you've made it, give back - either through donating time (e.g. volunteering with SPE), treasure (e.g. donating to the very scholarship fund that supported you) or talent (e.g. mentoring high school and college students, or young professionals) Contact me at