Mr. Stolldorf received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska in 2001. Following his graduation, Travis spent seven years in the financial services industry. He successfully owned and operated two small businesses, gaining valuable leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and reaching relative financial independence. This allowed Travis to finally follow his true interest in geology. He deepened his knowledge by attending courses in geosciences offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, enabling him to consider graduate studies at Rice University. Travis got interested in research, and was accepted into the Earth Science PhD track at Rice University.