Ms. Li has a bachelor's degree in geological engineering from China University of Petroleum (Beijing). Her undergraduate final-year research focused on the study of micro-porosities in tight rocks, which is related to unconventional resources. She completed a summer internship of Schlumberger in China. With her PSM degree in Subsurface Geoscience at Rice University, she will gain a more advanced knowledge of geology and prepare herself for a career in the oil and gas industry. Xia interned with Baker Hughes, Halliburton and PDS Americas where she found full-time employment.