Mr. Skrla graduated from Texas A&M with a B.A. in Geology in 2015. During his undergraduate degree, he participated in a mapping campaign in Costa Rica to determine geologic hazards for future development in the area. During his studies, he was also member of the Texas A&M Track & Field team throwing the discus participating in two conference championship teams. After his graduation, Ben interned with BHP Billiton., which further increased his interest in the oil and gas industry. In order to broaden his knowledge and expand his background in this field, he enrolled in the Professional Master’s Program in Subsurface Geoscience at Rice University.