Ila Boley received an MS in Energy and Earth Resources, with a specialization in resource science and engineering, from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2022. While attending UT her research focused on reservoir characterization and financial analysis of carbonate reservoirs in Offshore Brazil. In addition to her research, Ila helped create the Energy Excursions website, working with several faculty members and using a breadth of knowledge to create the multifaceted courses centered around the energy sector, available to high school students in Texas and beyond.
Ila worked with Dr. Hilary Olson throughout her graduate program, with focus on several outreach programs, extending beyond Energy Excursions. Prior to attending UT Ila received her Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University (Ohio), in Earth Science and General Business. After graduating from UT, Ila took a permanent job as a Geoscientist on the Guyana-Suriname Operations Team at ExxonMobil in their Houston, Texas office.