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Recent Graduate student versed in petroleum geology.  Diverse background with experiences ranging from managing employees to academic research to customer service.


Detail-oriented, highly motivated, tech savvy graduate petroleum geologist seeking challenging entry-level geology position. Can offer creative ideas and a graduate background in petroleum geology.

Work experience

Jan 2012Present

Geologist - exploration

Iluka Resources
  • Supervise drill rig operations
  • Collect/interpret geological data and models
  • Create and execute exploration operations
  • Develop mapping campaigns
  • Write and edit technical reports
  • MSHA/DMME certified
Jun 2011Jan 2012


Grand Junction Gymnastics Academy
  • Taught and mentored children (ages 2-15) in gymnastics
  • Created safe, positive environment
  • Helped build program with creative new ideas
  • Janitorial duties - cleaned gym twice a week
Jun 2009Jun 2010

Teacher Assistant

University of Melbourne
  • Taught undergraduate students beginning geology field courses and laboratory classes
  • Aided in the revision/editing of laboratory manuals
  • Courses:
    • Geol 101 - The Global Environment, Semester 1
    • Geol 102 - The Global Environment, Semester 2
    • Geol 202 - Geology of Southeast Australia, Field excursion
May 2006Sep 2007


Ph Pool Management
  • Manager for lifeguard company
  • Duties include: 
    • Managing team of lifeguards
    • Create weekly schedules
    • Pool community relations and education
    • Swim instructor
    • Lifeguard
    • Janitorial duties
    • Pool maintenance


Jun 2009Dec 2010

Master of Science

University of Melbourne
  • Gained an invaluable experience living and working overseas
  • Project funded through multiple Petroleum/Energy Companies and Australian Government
  • Thesis (peer reviewed and published - GSA)
    • 85-100 million year old southern high latitude river environments:The key to understanding Gippsland gas reservoirs
      • Investigated a fairly unknown record of Cretaceous fluvial to lacustrine facies of  high-latitude river environments in SE Australia
      • Enhanced climatic controls on sedimentation and reservoir interpretations through the use of outcrops, core logs, geophysical and SEM data

Jan 2008Mar 2009

Master of Science

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Held a Research Assistant position in while attending graduate school
    • Project funded through Petroleum/Energy Company
    • Various funding through USGS and other Government agencies
  • Developed a better subsurface view of the Lower Wilcox in Northern Louisiana
  • Investigated a newer model for CBM (coalbed methane)
  • Duties included:
    • Generated isopach maps
    • Digitized well logs
    • Interpret geophysical data
    • Contribute to Research Group's well log database
Jan 2006Dec 2007

Bachelor of Science

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Degree emphasis in Geology with a minor focus in Math
  • Graduated with Cum Laude Honors
  • Completed 2 independent research projects:
    • A Comparison in Methodology in Particle Size Analysis (peer reviewed and published)
    • Landslide Hazards in southern California using GIS
Aug 2002May 2005

Associate of Arts

Catawba Valley Community College
  • Attended CVCC on a scholarship
  • Graduated with Phi Theta Kappa honors


Imported digitized well logs to create a subsurface view of northern Louisiana Created ispoach maps and diagrams
Used to digitize hundreds of well logs
Collected data from SEM Incorporated data in Master's thesis
Petrographic microscope
Completed multiple classes that focused on the in's and out's of the microscope Used for Master's thesis
Learned while teaching ESL at a school/orphanage in Ecuador Took a Spanish-class in Ecuador
Studied French through college-level Used French while traveling overseas
PC and Macintosh Systems
Competent in both operating systems
Used to create and manipulate maps
Adobe Illustrator
Used to create figures and diagrams for published papers and research
Microsoft Office Suite
Well versed in Software


Jan 2012Jan 2013


US Government
Jan 2012Jan 2013


State of Virginia