Tina Drexler received a BS in Marine Science – Geology Track from Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL) in 2000 where she fell in love with geology after her undergraduate advisor took her on her first vibracoring outing. She stayed in the Sedimentology Lab at Eckerd for a year after graduating, then across country to the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) where she completed her MS in Geological Oceanography in 2004. Her project included examining sedimentation in submarine canyons. After a short excursion as a Physical Scientist with NOAA, she returned to UW School of Oceanography and earned her PhD in 2008, investigating modern source to sink sediment transport dynamics and sedimentation patterns on continental margins (study area was the Gulf of Lions). She herself in the role of a research professor howver with the economic crisis at the time, universities stopped hiring. Serendipitously, her graduate advisor encouraged her to interview with an ExxonMobil and she was invited on recruiting trip and ended up going to Houston for a more extensive interview. Soon her career at ExxonMobil Exploration Company (March 2009) began and she is now a Geoscience Associate at ExxonMobil Upstream Research in Houston. Her research projects range from tectonics to sedimentary dynamics and is an ideal assignment to engage and leverage data and technology while ensuring business applicability. She is delighted with and committed to her career at ExxonMobil.