Christa has over thirty years of experience in the oil and gas industry – first with Royal Dutch Shell and then with Chevron. Her career has given her the opportunity to explore most aspects of the crude to customer value chain, largely thanks to the last twenty years in the decision analysis space. She has worked on large capital projects running into the billions of dollars, regional strategic studies, business improvement opportunities, enterprise risk management and portfolio modeling, business development opportunities and – most importantly - growing organizational capability in the decision analysis function. Her current role encompasses responsibility for developing Chevron’s decision analysis training strategy, course development and providing a diverse set of learning opportunities to the DA/DQ community to ensure the business units have access to the right people, with the right skills. In her private life she is no less ambitious. Her chaotic household includes a Siberian cat, three energetic hunting dogs (who get to sleep on the bed) and three warmblood horses (who thankfully do not!). She loves to road trip and recently obtained her Class B license so she can haul the horses across country in a huge truck that is half RV and half horse stalls.