Meet the officers for the Petroleum Engineering Department Student Societies for the 2018-2019 school year.
Allison Morency is an undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Allison is originally from St. Charles, IL and moved to Lafayette her freshman year of college. She knew that UL was the right choice because of its wonderful atmosphere. Her goals for AADE are to encourage more industry relationships and help arrange more tours for the department.
Phone Number: 630-397-8996
Kassie Comeaux is an undergraduate pursuing a dual degree in Petroleum Engineering as well as Finance & Economics. Born and raised in Lafayette, there was no question that UL was the college for her. As a leader for the AADE UL student chapter, her goal is to be drilling oriented. Her goal is to listen to what you as students would find most beneficial in terms of tours, guest speakers, and conferences and work hard to make it happen. Her plans after graduation include moving to Texas and working in the production side of the oil and gas industry. In her free time, she likes going for long runs and reading mystery novels.
Maria Luisa Cepeda
Maria Luisa Cepeda is an undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. She is originally from Bogotá, Colombia, but has also lived in Venezuela. The ranking and prestige of UL Lafayette's Petroleum Engineering program is what motivated Maria to become a Ragin' Cajun. The fact that the University provides the perfect environment to study, with scholarship opportunities, and the ability to enhance leadership skills made it her top choice.
Maya Morad is an undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. She previously studied Biology and French at Louisiana State University. Her love of math prompted her to explore petroleum engineering as a career and she knows it was the right choice. She loves the atmosphere and people in the Lafayette area but is hoping to return home after college. Maya was born and raised in Texas and is hoping to return after completing her degree. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting and running.
Colby Williford is a senior undergraduate student in Petroleum Engineering. Colby was raised around the industry and always knew that it was the right fit for him. Colby has had internships in the industry each summer of his college career. As IADC President for the second year, Colby hopes to continue to help the organization to grow and prosper.
Damon Emmitt is a junior undergraduate student in Petroleum Engineering. Growing up in Louisiana, Damon always knew that UL was for him. Damon has a passion for learning and is always trying to learn new software related to the industry. As IADC Vice President, he hopes to encourage industry relations and to encourage drilling related knowledge in the department.
Bailee Kerner is a senior majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Bailee is from New Orleans and moved to Lafayette for college. She has had two internships, which she hopes to use to help her spread knowledge to her peers. Bailee has a dog that she loves to take on walks and also enjoys philanthropy work with Phi Mu and the Children's Miracle Network. Her goals for IADC, as its treasurer, are to encourage industry relationships and to ensure that the organization continues to grow and prosper.
Allison Morency is an undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Allison is originally from St. Charles, IL and moved to Lafayette her freshman year of college. Although it was a huge change, it was one of the best decision she has made. Her goals for Pi Epsilon Tau include fostering friendship and industry relationships between members.
Phone Number: 630-397-8996
Coby Authement is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Coby is from Chauvin, Louisiana and he moved to Lafayette in 2015 for his freshman year of college. He is hoping to use the skills he learned from his internship to help encourage more teamwork and collaboration throughout the department. His goals within Pi Epsilon Tau are to encourage and create more industry networking opportunities for members and to encourage collaboration between students and professionals in the field.
Garrett Bonin is a senior undergraduate student pursuing a major in Petroleum Engineering and minor in Mathematics. Garrett is originally from a small town located 40 miles south of Lafayette known as Jeanerette, Louisiana. He is excited to become the next generation of engineers that will create new innovations and designs in the growing oil industry. Garrett's goals in Pi Epsilon Tau are to encourage students to take every advantage of education and reap the benefits for the betterment of themselves and others.
Cobey Perrin is an undergraduate student majoring in petroleum engineering planning to graduate with a bachelors degree in 2019. He is originally from Dulac, Louisiana and started his degree in 2015. The oil and gas industry has always played a big role in his family, which encouraged him to carry on this legacy by taking it one step further and pursuing a bachelor's degree. His goal with Pi Epsilon Tau is to encourage academic excellence within the program and to try to lead his colleagues in the right direction.
Bryan Holmgren is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Petroleum Engineering with minors in Geology and Mathematics. He is originally from Cleveland, OH and came to Lafayette for its diverse culture and its status as an oil and gas hub of the South. As SPE President, he looks to return the UL Chapter to the national spotlight by achieving Gold Standard Distinction. In addition to SPE President, Bryan is President of the Louisiana Engineering Society - UL Chapter, and is also a head of the Engineering Ambassador program, where he actively speaks to high school students interesting in pursuing a career in Engineering or Technology.
Mitch McElderry is entering his senior year pursing an undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering. Mitch is from Lafayette, Louisiana. With such a high ranking Petroleum curriculum so close to home, UL was an obvious choice to attend. His goals for the SPE organization is to win the goal standard and to provide students with opportunities to network and meet industry professionals.
Cody is an undergraduate in petroleum engineering. Originally from Texas, he moved to Lafayette after several years working for the federal government in Germany and Italy to attend UL. On his days off from work and school, he loves travelling, playing his cello and reading. His favorite sport is snow skiing, and he hopes to move to Denver or Calgary after graduating.
Jeremy Owers is a Petroleum Engineering student who plans to minor in Mathematics and Economics. He currently hold the Career Guidance officer position with the SPE Evangeline section. With his Treasurer and Career Guidance positions, he plans on building relationships with leading industry professionals to bring their knowledge to the engineers of tomorrow.
Archie Metoyer is an undergraduate student pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum Engineering. Being from the small town of Natchitoches, LA, the same small town vibe of Lafayette helped Archie decide he was destined to be a Ragin' Cajun. Archie's goals for SPWLA are to actively bring students and industry closer and create workshops for students to become more knowledgeable of the commonly used software in the field.
Allie Champagne is a an undergraduate majoring in Petroleum Engineering while also receiving two minors in pre-law and mathematics. She is a from a small town 10 miles from UL and always dreamed of going there. As secretary of SPWLA, she hopes to bring awareness and new ideas to the people interested in petroleum. In her free time, she is a member of the Ragin' Cajun Powerlifting Team, beach volleyball team, and volunteers at a hospice facility.
Kastan LeBlanc is an undergraduate majoring in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Geology. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas, but moved to Lafayette her freshman year of college. Her goals are to coordinate events that will help the SPE Student Chapter grow and regain the Gold Standard. Her plans after graduation are to work offshore as a drilling engineer, attend law school and become a mineral and energy lawyer in the oil field.
Bailee Kerner is a senior majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Bailee is from New Orleans and moved to Lafayette for college. She has had two internships, which she hopes to use to help her spread knowledge to her peers. Bailee has a dog that she loves to take on walks and also enjoys philanthropy work with Phi Mu and the Children's Miracle Network. Her goals for Industry Relations is to bring a greater connection between the industry and students by using the skills she has gained throughout the years.
Allison Morency is an undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Allison is originally from St. Charles, IL and moved to Lafayette her freshman year of college. Although it was a huge change, it was one of the best decision she has made. She has been Editor-in-Chief of the Petroleum Department Newsletter since 2017.
Phone Number: 630-397-8996
Josh Wade is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Originally from Texas, Josh found UL to be the perfect fit for his education. Josh has always been active in sports and enjoys playing on various teams, including an intramural softball league. He hopes, as the Sports Coordinator, to encourage active participation during the intramural leagues and to take home the Dean's Cup this year, after dominating the field.
Jimmy Golden is an undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Jimmy was born and raised in Baton Rouge but moved to Lafayette for the PETE department provided at UL. As tailgate chair, he hopes to provide fun and exciting tailgates for students, faculty, family, and friends!
Allison Morency is an undergraduate student majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Allison is originally from St. Charles, IL and moved to Lafayette her freshman year of college. Although it was a huge change, it was one of the best decision she has made. She is the creator of the UL Petroleum site. Her goal is to improve communication and camaraderie within the college.
Phone Number: 630-397-8996