I had a unique upbringing with both of my parents being U.S. National Park Service rangers and therefore lived in many states growing up, moving from park to park. After graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech, I found myself searching for a job at the height of the 2009 global financial crisis. I ended up joining the oil and gas industry a bit begrudgingly (given my upbringing) and the industry has since blown away my preconceived perceptions.
I have worked on floating offshore platforms 100 miles from shore in 8,000 feet of water, managed teams that were performing robotic subsea construction, simultaneously connecting a pipe hanging from a vessel crane to a stationary manifold on the seabed, and have worked on some of the world’s biggest construction projects in South Korea and Texas (every woman's civil engineering dream!). Currently, I’m the chief of staff to the president of Shell Oil Company/EVP of our Global Shales business. In this role, I have provided strategic counsel and support to the president, furthering our competitiveness in our shales business and promoting policy and advocacy around Shell's Energy Transition goals. At the end of 2020, I will be moving to Argentina for my next role as planning and integration manager for our Argentina business.
I joined Fuqua because the energy industry is extremely global and understanding cultures and perspectives outside the U.S. is critical to understanding how it can move from traditional energy sources to renewables. I have no doubt that the education, skills, and experiences provided by Fuqua made me competitive for this next adventure. Additionally, since joining Fuqua I have also co-chaired our Association of Women in Business Club.