• Stratford High School - 2009
  • Texas A&M University, BS in Petroleum Engineering, Minor in Geology - 2014

Attending Texas A&M and studying petroleum engineering was the combined application of engineering and business I had been looking for in a degree. Throughout college, I completed summer internships with Occidental Petroleum. I interned in different groups ranging from completions to drilling. I was able to spend a summer in Bakersfield, CA working with the completions team while they tested different multi-stage fracturing techniques. I also spent a summer with the Bakken drilling team analyzing BHA performance. Finishing school was no easy task, but I respected the professors who challenged me with knowledge and experience in production and reservoir modeling; I wish I could go back and take better notes!

After college, I began working at Oxy and have been with them for nearly 4 years. I spent my first two years in field exposure and projects in well servicing. I then transitioned to a Production Engineer role in a waterflood lease. Recently, I have been working as a Production/Operations Engineer in the Delaware Basin.

The SPE-GCS Scholarship opened the door to opportunities in oil and gas. SPE is a society that focuses on improving the careers of the members, and I am proud to be one.