Board of Affiliates

  • Assists with curriculum development, recruitment, internships, and placement
  • Insures the value of our graduates through their involvement in the design and implementation of the program
  • Keeps faculty aware of changes in the workplace that influence the needs and potential of our graduates

Industry Experts Share Their Opinions on the PSM Program at Rice

Name Company Title
Steve Altemus Intuitive Machines President and CEO
Martha Barnes Santa Clara Minerals President
Ehsan Bayat New Dawn Energy Executive Vice President, Business Development
Sushma Bhan Ikon Science President (formerly: Shell - Data Scientist)
Shagun Bhat Spirit Environmental Program Director
Ed Biegert Shell Inc retired Geophysicist
Amanda Botti Barrios Technology/NASA Disposal Integration Lead
Jorge Brenner Jupiter Data Factory Principal Engineer
Christa Clarke Baylor College of Medicine Project Manager
Mike Coburn Research!America President
William Cohn Texas Heart Institute/ J&J Labs Director
Thomas Coolbaugh BSEE
Marisa Covington KBR Deputy Chief, Space & Missions Solutions
Heather Cowardin NASA Laboratory & In Situ Lead, Orbital Debris Business Unit Manager, XI5 Deputy Manager- on rotation
Rick Bost I2M Associates Env. Consultant
Alice Bullington Shell Inc. Senior Risk Management
Jim Burch Southwest Research Institute Vice-President of Space Science and Engineering Divison
Qusai Darugar Baker Hughes Manager- Enterprise Molecular and Nano Science Research
Ross Durland Molecular Templates VP, Research, External Innovation
Mike Dilling Baylor Licensing Group Director
Amber Domingue Chevron Subsurface Digital Platform Lead and Reservoir Management Digitial Advisor
Ole Engels Baker Hughes Director, Geoscience & Petroleum Engineering
Leslie Fan DOW Associate R&D Director, Core R&D Analytical Science
Kevin Foley Boeing Director, Commercial Space Programs, Boeing Space & Launch
Lewis Foxhall MD Anderson VP for Health Policy
Julie Garvin Roxanna Oil President
Fiji George Cheniere Energy Senior Director, Climate & Sustainability
Kurt Gunter Kuur Therapeutics, retired Chief Medical Officer, Cell Therapy, Head of Regulatory Affairs
Ed Harris Edge of Space Co-Founder
Maria Hartley Chevron Energy Technology Company ESHIA and Natural Resources
Michael Hawes Lockheed Martin Space Systems VP and Program Manager
Loren Hopkins City of Houston Chief Environmental Science Officer/Houston Health Dept.
Ron Huijsman HUCO Environmental Consulting President
Deborah January-Bevers Houston Wilderness President and CEO
Victoria Ford Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute President and CEO
Sven Krueger Baker Hughes, a GE company Senior Director of Enterprise R&D
Randy N. Lack ANew Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer
Bill Langin Shell VP Exploration
Roderick A. Larson Oceaneering COO
Mitchel Le-Vot Total Director Geosciences America
Eberhard Lucke Lucke Consulting Technology Services, LLC Chief Executive Officer
Kamlesh Lulla NASA Director for University Collaboration and Partnership
Don Lyons InterOperant President
Arturo Machuca Ellington Airport & Houston Spaceport Business Development Manager
Jim McDade GSI Environmental Inc.
John McDougal ANew VP of Environmental Products
Kevin McTigue Deloitte Manager
Lauren Merkle KBR/Wyle Program Integration Office Transition to Operations Project Manager
Julie Mertzman Quinn Jacobs Engineering NASA Section Manager, Basic and Applied Research
Patty Miller USI Southwest Sr. VP Operations
Myriam Mills Hess Corp EHS Manager
Don Paul USC Energy Institute Executive Director
Laurence Price Lockheed Martin Deputy Program Manager
Kathrine Price Hoelscher Schlumberger Research Scientist/Team Leader
Carmen Rezenik Shell Chemicals, LP Manager, Chemicals Product Stewardship
Patrick Rodi Rice University Rice Faculty & Lockheed Martin Retiree
Jason Saunders Saunders Mckeon Patent Attorney
John Scott NASA Chief, Energy Conversion Branch
Larry Strader Deloitte General Manager
Julian Talley Evercore Associate
Ann Tanabe BioHouston President & CEO
Alberto Tohme Tohme Consulting President
Barrett Watts Schlumberger Senior Development Chemist
Caroyln White Harris County Public Health Urban Planner