Young Professionals Bio
Vice-Chair; Young Professionals
Meredith Faber’s first love might be English literature but, as the daughter of a geologist, geology is a very close second! Born and raised in Texas, Meredith attended Trinity University in San Antonio where she joined AAPG as a student member in 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Science degree in geosciences in 2005.
She went on to attend graduate school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she split her time between teaching oceanography lab classes, participating in various student organizations (including the SMU AAPG Student Chapter) and earning a doctoral degree in geology with an emphasis in stable isotope geochemistry. She completed her dissertation research on isotopic and ecological investigations of the land snail record and novel data management techniques in 2012.
After graduation, Meredith joined Swift Energy Company in Houston, Texas, and currently works in exploration in onshore South Texas. She credits AAPG with providing the opportunities that resulted in her present career path and considers it a privilege to give back to the Association by serving as the Young Professionals Committee vice-chair. In addition to AAPG, she is a member of GSA, the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Houston Geological Society.
Outside the office, Meredith enjoys Pilates, art, volunteering and stand-up comedy. She is also an avid amateur wildlife photographer, with a particular penchant for insects, snails, slugs and spiders.