• Cinco Ranch High School - 2009
  • Texas A&M University - College Station, BS in Petroleum Engineering

I really enjoyed my PETE 400 class, which was our senior capstone course. We got to work a full-field development case for a deepwater GoM field starting from logs and seismic info all the way through reservoir simulation and development scenarios. I spent 2 years with Apache Corporation working completions, production and reservoir engineering in Midland, Houston and Tulsa. Then I spent a little over a year contracting for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a reservoir engineer in the Unconventional Resources Best Practices group. I'm currently a reservoir engineer at Advance Energy Partners, a private equity group backed by EnCap Investments, where we're currently evaluating acquisition opportunities in the Delaware Basin. Receiving the SPE scholarship allowed me to focus on my coursework without having to work while I was in college. It reinforced my decision to go into the oil and gas industry after graduation. I would encourage current students to work hard while they're in school and during their internships and not to be afraid to intern with multiple companies. After graduation, you spend a lot of your time in the office so where you work and who you work with contributes a lot to your overall level of happiness. Contact me at