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T218B·Tuesday General Session
Plenary CoNECD HQ
Tue. April 16, 2019 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom , Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

Introductions by Bevlee Watford, CoNECD Program Chair

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega
Manager
Chevron University Partnerships and Association Relations

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega manages Chevron’s relationships with universities and professional societies and institutes throughout the world. She joined Chevron in 1991 as an engineer with the Richmond Refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area, and held various engineering, maintenance, operations, financial, business planning, and process safety management positions within the refinery.

Cynthia went on to work in the technology arena with the Chevron Energy Technology Company in 1998. She developed and managed Chevron’s technical competency development programs for new hires in refining and exploration and production roles. She also worked in the Process Planning Group and performed process modeling on large-scale projects. In her role as Organizational Capability Manager with the Process, Analytical, and Catalysis Department, she supported technical competency management, staffing/recruitment, new hire and competency development, and business planning.

Cynthia participates on various boards including the Dean’s Advisory Committee, the Chemical Engineering Advisory Committee, the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Advisory Committee, the Leadership in Engineering Advancement Diversity and Retention Advisory Committee (LEADR), and the Avenue E Community College Transfer Program Advisory Board at the University of California, Davis; the Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity Advisory Committee (BOLD) at the University of Colorado, Boulder; the Viterbi Center for Engineering Diversity Industry Advisory Board at the University of Southern California; the Industry Advisory Council for Minority Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the President’s Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Access at Colorado School of Mines; the Women’s Engineering Program Advisory Board at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; the Corporate Membership Council of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE); the Inclusion Committee of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE); the Postsecondary Pathways Innovation Lab Co-Chair of STEMConnector; the National Council on STEM and Technology for INROADS; the Women’s Initiatives Committee and the Minority Affairs Committee for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); and the Petroleum Geosciences Advisory Board and Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Cynthia holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Davis.

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