Alumni Profiles

Ryan Marschang, M&T '14

Houston, TX
Engineering Major: 
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Wharton Concentration: 

What are you doing currently?

I am currently working as a reservoir engineer for ExxonMobil Development Company. My team is working in the North Caspian Sea (offshore Kazakhstan) developing two of the world's largest oil discoveries in the past 30 years: Kashagan and Tengiz.

How did M&T prepare you for your current role or life after graduation?

My work requires the application of both technical engineering knowledge paired up with an understanding of how that impacts our project economics. Understanding the science behind how much oil and gas we can produce as well as how those volumes impact our economics is key to being successful.

How do you connect with the M&T community?

I frequently stay in touch with many of my close friends from the M&T Program via email and phone calls throughout the year. Also, I often provide useful introductions to link people up when appropriate.

What was your favorite part of the M&T Program?

Being a part of a very talented group of individuals and learning from everyone throughout the program all four years. It's a very unique experience.

What activities did you take part in while at Penn?

Parliamentary Debate, Weiss Tech House Innovation Fund, Joseph Wharton Scholars Board, Dorm Room Fund, Wharton Innovation Fund, American Institute of Chemical Engineers.