A Texan Energy Geographer’s Story

I am a PhD candidate in the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Geography Department studying the upstream petroleum production in Texas. For much of my professional career, I have examined the interface between oil and gas, economics, and public policy with a strong focus on state and local contexts in Texas and Latin America.  As an energy geographer, my current project examines subsurface property ownership in Texas as well as extraction in Mexico. For more information on this project, click on Current Project, and if you wish to learn more about my past research endeavors, mosey over to Past Research.

I have a passion for solving complex geospatial questions using combinations of different data types, methods, and analyses. I have conducted published research on extraction in both the United States and Mexico as well as speak Spanish with advanced proficiency. I anticipate graduating with my PhD in Q3 2021. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

Curriculum Vitae


An energy geographer at the University of North Carolina