Young Professionals Committee

The mission of the AAPG Young Professionals Committee is to:

  • Foster a challenging and successful career in the energy industry for recent college / university graduates and early career earth scientists.
  • Build an understanding of the value of a lasting relationship between AAPG and young professional members.
  • Encourage earth scientists to progress from Student to Associate to Member.

Accomplishing this mission will require:

  • Open communication with students about careers in earth science.
  • Identifying and serving early career needs of young earth scientists.
  • Providing opportunities for networking, career guidance, learning and enhancing professional competence.
  • Supporting and encouraging applications for Membership when eligibility requirements are met.
  • Encouraging young leaders to run as a Delegate candidate for their respective Region or Section.

The responsibilities of this Committee are to provide a series of unique services to AAPG young professional members, to retain and increase our current young professional membership, and to promote interaction and communication between AAPG student and young professional members.

Membership

Aisha Abdullah Aisha Abdullah Al-Bulushi Middle East Region Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Jon Jon Allen Co-Chair, Young Professionals Committee
Meredith Meredith Faber Co-Chair, Young Professionals Committee
Drew Drew Hutto Pacific Section Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Drew Drew Kreman Mid-Continent Section Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Nick Nick Lagrilliere Past Chair, Young Professionals Committee
Ryan Ryan Lemiski Canada Region Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Hannah Hannah McKay Gulf Coast Section Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Samuel Samuel McLay Europe Region Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Nicole “Nikki” Nicole “Nikki” Morris Southwest Section Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Nick Nick Nelson Rocky Mountain Section Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Akintunde Akintunde Okuboyejo Africa Region Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Reetu Reetu Ragini Asia-Pacific Region Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Merril Merril Stypula Eastern Section Lead, Young Professionals Committee
Antonio Antonio Velasquez Latin America Region Lead, Young Professionals Committee