Mr. Jarvis graduated from Brigham Young University in Utah receiving a bachelor of science in computer science, and a minor in business management in 2002, and a master’s degree in Computer Science in 2003. After graduation, Ryan started to work as a Research Application Developer at ExxonMobil where he is still employed. Through his work experience he had to assist in the process of finding and producing natural resources. Ryan had to obtain domain knowledge around geology and reservoir engineering to be able to create applications that model the subsurface of the earth, this spurred his desire to increase his skills in subsurface geosciences and to pursue his graduate studies at Rice. Ryan graduated in May 2011 and continues his employment with ExxonMobil.