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PESA/Rice Fellow Completes Mentorship Program

LEFT to RIGHT: Molly Determan, PESA; Pam XX, Rice University; Leslie Beyer, PESA; Tessa Schreiber, RIce University

LEFT to RIGHT: Molly Determan, PESA; Pam Ekechukwu, Rice University; Leslie Beyer, PESA; Tessa Schreiber, Rice University

PESA hosted a fellow, Tessa Schreiber, this summer through the PESA/Rice Center for Civic Leadership Fellowship Program. Schreiber was PESA’s second summer intern, and she quickly became an integral and valued part of the PESA team.

Schreiber primarily worked on public policy efforts, including tariffs and trade, and NAFTA. She worked closely with PESA President Leslie Beyer, learning about the top issues of note to PESA Member Companies. She also led a website content revision of PESA’s Public Policy Center and represented PESA at various events.

Schreiber returns to Rice this fall as a sophomore, majoring in economics and social policy analysis.

 

“Working at PESA has left me both fulfilled and motivated to perform at the high level the organization's commitment to excellence demands. I am incredibly grateful for how this experience has broadened my perspectives and introduced me to such kind and accomplished mentors.” — Tessa Schreiber

Pam Ekechukwu, senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice, said that her PESA fellowship in 2017 gave her a new perspective into the oil and gas industry.

“Before my summer at PESA, I had a very limited understanding about the various fields and opportunities within the oil and gas industry — outside of engineering and geoscience. My experience working with the Association enabled me to gain crucial insight on the industry’s services and equipment sector, as well as how it interacts with public policy and legislation. This was immensely integral in furthering my understanding about how the energy industry functions as a whole, both technically and globally. And because of this, I am grateful to PESA for providing me with that opportunity.” — Pam Ekechukwu

Information on the 2019 Fellowship Program will be shared with PESA Members in September. If you would like to learn more about, please contact Beth Bradford, Director, Membership Services.