Kiara Gomez was born in New York City to Colombian (South America) parents. She was a recipient of the Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship and also the Fullbright Scholarship. Kiara is passionate about data and geology-related to the petroleum industry.
Lindsay Ross grew up on a banana farm in Australia and has a keen sense for finding opportunities utilizing cross-over concepts and technology between petroleum and mineral exploration supply chains.
Dr. Ardakani is a PGeo, high-tech entrepreneur, and marketing enthusiast. She believes the energy industry moves forward in full force when innovation, integrity, and inclusion collide. She is currently the Co-Chair of the SEG Women's Network.
Surface Processes, Numerical Modeling, Stratigraphy, Geochemistry, and Paleoclimatology are a few of Dr. Morón's passions within the energy industry. Dr. Morón is originally from Colombia and has worked and lived in Panama, USA, and now Australia.
Dr. Franssen is originally from the Netherlands where he obtained his degrees & started a career with Shell. He's worked all over the world as a geologist for over 30 years & now owns his own consulting firm aimed to support corporations through the energy transition.
Autumn Haagsma is originally from Michigan where she began her career as a double major instrested in planetary geology. Autumn is truly an inspiration working as a carbon capture, utilization, storage research scientst and mother of 3.
Dawn McShinsky began her career as an extreme skier, firefighter, and paramedic. In the quest for happiness, she decided to pursue a career as a geologist. Tune in to hear her career perspectives and why sometimes hanging in for the long haul is worth it.
Yulini Arediningsih is originally from Indonesia where she worked as a geologist in Geothermal energy for Unocal (Chevron). Since moving to Canada, Yulini has been working as a data analyst and is working toward returning to her passion in geothermal energy.
Jezika Villegas is originally from Venezula where she worked as an engineer for PDVSA. Since moving to the UK she has been attending school for a MS in Project Management and working full time in the technology sector.
Robin Swank has over 20 years in the industry as a geoscientist with roles as a technical lead and in management. She is currently going back to school for a master's degree in Energy Policy. Robin is passionate about fomulating energy policy to aid in the energy transition.
Taylor Mattie started his career as a Petroleum Engineer right when the market crashed in 2015. Tune in for his journey about how he transitioned into a Geothermal Innovations Leader for Baker Hughes. Taylor also discusses the latest trends in Geothermal Energy.
Structural geology is Dr. Molly Turko's passion. She has applied her passion to the oil and gas industry, and has a fascination and curiosity for the mining industry, as well as the geothermal industry. Molly is passionate about teaching and serving for petroleum systems committees.
Dr. Kathryn Amos is currently the Head of School at the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Kathryn is a process sedimentologist originally from the UK who came to Australia to undertake research over 15 years ago.
Leiaka Welcome, a national of Trinidad and Tobago, is a sedimentologist who is currently working on her Ph.D. and serving as the GSG Equity Chair at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Leiaka's research and passion are focused on integrating geoscience, technology, and society.
Chioma Onwumelu is a PhD candidate in geology at the University of North Dakota (UND) where she works as a research assistant at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center. Chioma specializes in energy related research and loves traveling and teaching science to kids.
Don Castleberry is a retired geologist and director from the US National Park Service. Don had a dynamic career beginning in petroleum exploration in Latin America to working out of the Everglades, Grand Canyon, and Zion National Parks. Don emphasizes the importance of family & having a plan.
Dr. Moscardelli is a Venezuelan-American geoscientist and researcher making contributions in the energy sector to develop new technologies and workflows for Equinor Exploration in Canda. She is a specialist in the study of deep water deposits with an emphasis in subaqueous landslides.
Dave Steele holds an MS in Geology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dave worked for Shell in stratigraphic prediction research & new ventures exploration and retired after 33 years as a Geologic Advisor. He enjoys spending time with his family & volunteering for his church.
Dr. Apps holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Liverpool. Most of her career has been in the oil & gas industry where she worked for Shell, BP, & BHP. She is also co-director of Appeel Ltd where she teaches field courses in France.
Dr. Newton Wilson consults with energy technology, mining and climate mitigation projects, and uses subsurface geoscience, project management and advocacy to enable equitable and efficient use of natural resources.