• Jersey Village High School - 2011
  • Rice University, BS in Chemical Engineering

My favorite college memories all revolve around my chemical engineering classmates at Rice. Even though we all obviously wanted to receive offers of full-time employment, we understood that we didn’t need to be cutthroat or step on each other to succeed. Instead, we worked as a team to understand complex topics, and I firmly believe my college experience was enriched by this unique environment. Receiving the SPE-GCS scholarship was the reason I was offered a pre-college internship with Anadarko. This experience jump-started my career because it helped me to stand out early in my college career as a strong candidate for additional scholarships and internships in the petroleum industry. My advice to current students is to seek leadership positions in student organizations such as SPE that have the potential to provide you with networking opportunities. Don’t join clubs and organizations just because you think they will improve your resume. Employers would rather see leadership in one or two organizations than a laundry list of every group your campus has to offer. Contact me at