The drilling team is working hard to provide opportunities to help students better understand the drilling aspect of the oil & gas industry, all while giving you the potential to make industry contacts.

2016-17 O F F I C E R S

Selena Barron, President

Ashley Corso, Vice-President

Ryan Moon, Tailgate Coordinator 

Ileana Cordova, Secretary

Omoyele Soyombo, Web Master

Akash Punnoose, Public Relations

Monica Melek, Treasurer

Michael Contreras, Historian

Ryan Francis, Event Coordinator 

Adrian Rios, Industry Liaison

Natasha Noor,  Co-Coordinator

Julieta Cadete,  Co-Coordinator 



My name is Selena Barron and I am a senior pursuing a bachelors in Petroleum Engineering. This school year I will be the President for this great organization. AADE has helped me prepare myself for the real world after school by networking with professionals in the oil and gas industry and by staying humble and never forgetting to help our community. I am happy and honored to help this organization grow so it can continue to be there as a resource for other students to utilize as I have. We are a family here and as one, we must always strive to help one another be the best version we can be. Go Coogs!

Selena Barron
BS Petroleum Engineering 2018 | University of Houston
American Association of Drilling Engineers | President
sbarron@uh.edu Cell: 281-513-0801

Ryan Moon

Hey Everyone!

My name is Adrian Rios, and I’ll be the Industry Liaison for the 2017-18 school year. I have been a member of AADE since fall 2015, and previously the website manager. As the current industry liaison, I hope to set up lots of fun and informational tours, general meetings, and other events for our members.  If you have anything you’d like to see or something you’re interested in, let me know! Maybe we can set something up. I look forward to being your 2017-18 Industry liaison.  Go Coogs!

Adrian Rios    

BS Petroleum Engineering 2018 | University of Houston

American Association of Drilling Engineers | Industry Liaison 

acrios@uh.edu  Cell: 832-407-8423

Ashley Corso 


Michael Contreras is working full time towards a petroleum engineering degree while also being a soldier, father and husband. He has served in the US Army Reserves for 7 years so far and has a 6 year old son named Adrian. Michael loves learning and is excited to be a part of AADE serving as the Historian





My name is Omoyele (Yele) Soyombo, I am a Masters student in Petroleum Engineering at UH with experience in the petroleum and chemical industries. I have a BSc. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Maryland Baltimore County. I look forward to serving as Webmaster for the AADE UH and networking with professionals in the, Chemical , petrochemical and  Oil and Gas Industries. Together with the rest of the board members, we hope to make this a great year for AADE







My name is Julieta Cadete, I'm a dedicated student attending senior year in petroleum engineering, and I'm working with AADE as an event co-coordinator this year. I'm a passionate cook, I love cooking for my family and friends anytime I can. My goals after finishing school is to work as an engineer and to be a professor. I'm very excited to work with AADE and to get the most out of it.

My name is Natasha and I am currently a junior in Petroleum Engineering. I will be serving as Co-Coordinator this upcoming year. I would not only like to be a valuable addition to the team but I would also like for everyone to feel welcome to our humble association. I hope to get to know all of you really well through all the events we will be hosting. Feel free to come up and introduce yourself. Go Coogs!

Nur Natasha Noor Azman

B.S. Petroleum Engineering 2019 | University of Houston
American Association of Drilling Engineers | Co-Coordinator