Candidate for Director | Dianna Phu

Dianna Phu

The Houston Geological Society is an important cornerstone for the geo-professionals in the Houston area and a critical hub of knowledge-sharing for our global profession. I have enjoyed every opportunity to serve the Society and participate in the broad range of learning, networking, and outreach events that are coordinated by this amazing group of volunteers. My year as Secretary, though challenged by the economic downturn and pandemic restrictions, has shed light on the many ways the HGS has yet to grow and explore. It would be my honor to serve the Society as Director for the 2021-2023 season and I look forward to an engaging period of continued growth and development for all of us in the HGS.

University of Houston, BSc (Geology & Geophysics), Cum Laude

Professional Experience
2011 – Present   Senior Geologist, Intecsea
2008 – 2011        Project Manager / Senior Geologist, Geoscience Earth & Marine Services, Inc. (GEMS)
2006 – 2008        Geologist, GEMS
2000 – 2006        Associate Geologist / Geological IT Specialist, GEMS
1999 – 2000        Geoscience Assistant, GEMS
1997 – 1999        Thermochronology Laboratory Assistant, University of Houston – Dr. Peter Copeland

Professional Affiliations
Certified Petroleum Geologist (CPG), AAPG Division of Professional Affairs, No. 6147
Licensed Professional Geoscientist (PG), Texas: Geology, License No. 4237

Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS)
• 2019 Convention Website Manager
• 2014-Present Social Media Chair
• 2015 Convention Secretary & Website Manager
Active Member of Houston Geological Society (HGS)
• 2017-Present Communications Co-Chair
• 2010-Present Social Media Chair\Co-Chair
• 2006-Present Website Committee
• 2006-Present Continuing Education Committee
• 2007-2012 Geoscience Day Planning Committee
• 2005-2007 NeoGeos Chair
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Program Committee (2014-2017)
• 2017 Networking Committee Mentor
• 2016 Networking Committee Chair
• 2015 Networking Committee Vice-Chair
OTC The Next Wave (TNW) Planning Committee (2006-2014)
• 2014 TNW Mentor
• 2013 Chair
• 2012 Chair-Elect
• 2011 Social Media Sub-Committee Chair
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
AAPG Division of Professional Affairs (DPA)
• 2015-2016 Gulf Coast Section Councilor
• 2013-2015 Gulf Coast Section Councilor Alternate
• 2013-2016 DPA Website/Social Media Chair
SUT-US Offshore Site Investigations & Geotechnics (OSIG) Committee, Full Member
University of Houston Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Alumni Association (UHEASAA)
• 2020-2022        Communications Director
• 2000-Present   Member

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS) Special Commendation Award
  • 2014 Houston Geological Society (HGS) Distinguished Service Award
  • 2011 HGS President’s Award
  • 2007 HGS Rising Star Award
  • 2000-2001 BP-Amoco Academic Scholarship
  • 2000-2001 University of Houston Geoscience Alumni Association (UHGAA) Academic Scholarship
  • 2000 UHGAA Field Camp Scholarship
  • 1999-2000 Outstanding Junior Award
  • 1998-1999 Phillips Petroleum Scholarship
  • 1998-1999 UHGAA Dalton Null Memorial Scholarship
  • 1999 HGS Undergraduate Scholarship