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

I have many fond memories of my time at UT-Austin: all-nighters at the Petroleum Engineering Building, SPE events, and meals at the Crown and Anchor with classmates.  I was SPE Student Chapter President during my senior year of college.  After completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Petroleum Engineering, I was hired by Kerr McGee.  I began my career working operations in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), with aspirations to move into completions and ultimately, management.  Anadarko purchased Kerr-McGee in 2006, and since the acquisition I’ve spent my time in various reservoir roles in the Rockies including Surveillance Engineer, Planning Engineer, Subsurface Manager, with a few forays into Business Development.  It is amazing how different your career can be from early expectations if you are open to it!  I am grateful to the SPE-GCS for the scholarship I was awarded.  Their financial commitment to my education encouraged me pursue Petroleum Engineering as a major.   My advice to current and future students is to study hard, pursue industry internships, make great connections, and have some fun!  Contact me at