Mary Luz is a Senior Geologist working with a Canadian oil company since 2011; her main focus of work has been the carbonates plays of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). Mary got her B.Sc. (Honours) from the Universidad Industrial de Santander in 2003. This was followed by a couple of years of oil and gas research at the Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo-ECOPETROL. In 2006 she came to Canada with a partial scholarship from Colombia–Colfuturo and was lured to the University of Alberta to work on the evaporitic unit in the Grosmont heavy oil carbonate platform, in WCSB, with Dr. Hans G. Machel, who supervised her thesis work. During her time at the University of Alberta, Mary worked as a teaching and research assistant. She was also part of the Shell E&P Houston-Grosmont group during 2009. While finishing her thesis, Mary continued to do research with Dr. Machel in the Italian dolomites at the University of Alberta for ENI, followed by a brief period of core logging-contract for Nexen. Mary has several presentations at the AAPG annual and International conventions, member of the AAPG-Canadian committee for ICE2013 in Cartagena, session chair for ICE2013 among others; GSA and Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologist (CSPG) presentations among public publications. Some of her awards include best MSc. Thesis 2011 from the CSPG, CSPG volunteer award 2013, 2014 and 2015, winner of the Schlumberger-Petrel students users contest (North America) in Paris. Mary is currently an active member of the AAPG, CSPG, and APEGA; she not only volunteers at geological societies but also at the Calgary Zoo and has been a judge for the science fair for youth scientist in Calgary.