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Amanda Ash Dasch is an Area Manager on the Permian Basin Asset, responsible for subsurface technical evaluation and maturation of exploration and development opportunities. She has worked as a production and development geologist in multiple onshore assets and deep water Gulf of Mexico, and as an energy analyst and consultant in finance, business planning and strategy. Prior to working at Shell, Amanda was the Paleobotany Collections Manager at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where she researched the ecological and environmental impacts of ancient climate change through the study of fossil plants and insects. Dasch holds a B.A. in geology from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Michigan. Amanda is passionate about delivering safe, responsible energy and inspiring a love and appreciation of science in people of all ages. She lives in Houston with her husband, son and daughter.