Patrick Loureiro (M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’17), President
Patrick Loureiro graduated from the UH Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with a Ph.D. in geology in 2017. He is currently a Regional Technical Services Geoscientist with C&C Reservoirs. Patrick studied under Dr. Paul Mann in the CBTH group, completing a master’s thesis on the tectonics of the Virgin Islands basin in the Northeastern Caribbean before moving on to his dissertation looking at the tectonic history of the Southeastern Brazilian margin and its controls on sediment distribution.
While at UH, he was actively involved with the AAPG Wildcatters and served as the department’s graduate student representative. Patrick has been an active participant in the UH IBA program as well as a judge for student posters at the AAPG student expo and EAS departmental events.
Bryan Ott (Ph.D. ’15), Past-President
Bryan Ott graduated from the UH Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with a Ph.D. in geology in 2015 and currently works as an Exploration Geologist in the Guyana/Suriname basin at Hess Corporation. While at UH, Bryan studied Caribbean tectonics under Dr. Paul Mann, was President of the AAPG Wildcatters, the Graduate Student Representative to the department, and participated in the department’s world-class IBA program.
Bryan is a former President and founding member of the UH EAS Alumni Association, former Director of Events, and former board member for the NSM Alumni Association.
Steven Wright (’04, M.S. ’09), Treasurer
Steven Wright graduated from UH in 2004 with a B.S. in Geophysics and in 2009 with an M.S. in Geophysics. He has about 14 years of oil and gas experience, mostly working for an Exploration and Production company doing reservoir characterization.
He really enjoyed his years as a geophysicist as the oil and gas industry is composed of many movable puzzle pieces where most need to come together for success. Steven has often said that work for him is coloring (making maps), playing connect the dots (interpreting seismic wiggles), and playing the maze game (picking seismic data from a starting well and trying to get to the end being another well). Having been laid off from the oil and gas industry, he transitioned into working for Harris County in the Flood Control Department as a Contract Manager.
Steven is currently the Treasurer for UHEASAA, where he hopes to use his skills in data analysis, research, software, organization, and his connections to industry and UH Alumni to add value, while making new connections and taking on some fun challenges. Recently, his only child started college, a proud moment for those close to her and Steven.
Dianna Phu (’00), Director of Communications
Dianna Phu graduated from UH in December 2000 with a B.S., double majoring in Geology and Geophysics. She is currently a Senior Geologist at Intecsea. Her primary role is shallow hazards specialist, with experience in subsea geohazard site investigations, regional site characterization studies, qualitative and quantitative geo-risk assessments, integration with geotechnical engineering for ground model development, field development siting, design, and installation support, and permitting. She holds a PG with the State of Texas and a CPG through the AAPG’s DPA.
Dianna has four daughters, ages 18 to 2, and is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Loc Phu. Dianna volunteers regularly with the Houston Geological (HGS) and through that avenue has had extensive involvement in the NeoGeos, the Offshore Technology Conference, the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS), AAPG, and the AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs. Dianna is a member of the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH), Society of Underwater Technology (SUT), Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), Geological Society of America (GSA), and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).
She currently serves as the HGS’s 2020-2021 Secretary, as well as the Co-chair for the HGS Communications Committee. She is the Founder and current Co-chair of the HGS’s Social Media Committee. Dianna also serves on the HGS’s Website Committee and the Continuing Education Committees.
Dianna brings her connections, enthusiasm, and experience to the UH EAS Alumni Association and looks forward to giving back to UH.
Courtney Anzalone (’12), Director of Events
Courtney Anzalone graduated from the University of Houston in May 2012 with a B.S. in Geophysics. She is currently a Senior Geophysicist at Schlumberger in the Digital & Integration Division. Her role provides seismic processing and imaging solutions to operators and investors looking into exploration or development of oil fields. She has worked onboard the seismic vessels as well as in various locations abroad including Abu Dhabi, UAE and Stavanger, Norway.
Courtney is currently the assistant editor for the Geophysical Society of Houston and has held this position for five years. She is also an active volunteer in the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), is a life member of the UHAA, and a young leaders committee member for Schlumberger in the United Way of Greater Houston.
Courtney brings her experience in event planning and fundraising for the United Way, as well as her network in oil & gas, to help grow events for the UHEASAA. She looks forward to planning some exciting events for the UHEASAA.
Judy Schulenberg (’80), Director of Alumni/Student Development
Judy Schulenberg has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of exploration and development, in both conventional and unconventional plays. She has supervised multidisciplined teams, written “best practices” guidelines for unconventional development, and has developed and delivered training courses for both geoscientists and non-geoscientists. She has extensive experience in all aspects of recruiting, mentoring and training in the oil industry. In addition to dual licensure in both geology and geophysics, Ms. Schulenberg is also licensed in Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment.
Ms. Schulenberg is an active member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Houston Geological Society (HGS), AAPG House of Delegates, Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). She serves as Secretary of the Warren L. and Florence Calvert Memorial Scholarship board and has also served on the board of HGS. She is active on the GSH Outreach committee. She has served as an industry mentor for the University of Houston IBA competition team and is currently involved in establishing a mentoring program at University of Houston EAS. Additionally, she has been involved in SPE’s mentoring program utilizing its Members in Transition program to reach both students and newly graduated employees.
She was a founding member of the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association and served several years as chair of its scholarship committee. She is proud to credit the University of Houston for the geoscience career she has enjoyed.
Bill Beck (’95, M.S. ’99), Director of UH EAS Legacy
Bill Beck graduated from the UH Department of Geoscience with a B.S. in Geology and in Geophysics in May 1995, then an M.S. in Geology in December 1999. His thesis advisor was Dr. Jack Casey.
Bill was recently selected for the role of Branch Chief, Fluid Minerals and Lands with the Wyoming State Office of the Bureau of Land Management. In this role, he will utilize his 25 years in the oil & gas industry to manage a team of petroleum geoscientists, petroleum engineers, and natural resource conservationists. Previously, Bill was an explorationist with multiple international oil companies, integrated and mid-sized operators, and very small operators. He has also worked in seismic data processing in technology groups and service companies. He has experience in basins from the north and south Atlantic margins, North Sea, Caspian Sea, Chukchi Sea, South China Sea, and especially the Gulf of Mexico. He is a licensed professional geoscientist with the State of Texas.
Bill is also a 26-year retired Air Force officer. His notable military accomplishments include deploying for DESERT STORM/SHIELD, ENDURING FREEDOM, and numerous international humanitarian aid missions; developing a disaster response capability for FEMA Region VI and for the State of Texas; responding to Hurricanes KATRINA (2005), RITA (2005), DOLLY (2008), GUSTAV (2008), and IKE (2008); coordinating exchange programs with Texas’ international state partners; writing Air Force doctrine; and serving as an Air Force TopSTAR instructor. He has been recognized as a subject matter expert on organizational and project management, and he continues to serve as a mentor to many officers around the Air Force and the Air National Guard. He was nationally recognized for his efforts including the 2003 Young Healthcare Administrator of the Year and the 2009 Air National Guard Medical Service Corps Officer of the Year.
Bill is a former UHGAA President, a former NSMAA At-Large Board Member, a former Houston Alumni Organization (HAO) Membership Committee Member, a founding member of the UH EAS Alumni Association, and currently serves as the Director, Legacy Committee. He has presided over multiple military-related professional organizations including the Society of Air National Guard Medical Service Corps Officers and the Alamo Chapter of the American College of Contingency Planners. He has been a member of his church’s Leadership Council since 2014 and has served with multiple youth organizations. Bill and his wife Sunshine have two adult children, Hannah and Charles.