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Katy Keller

Katy Keller is a Geoscience Advisor and Appalachia Subsurface Manager at Shell, responsible for management of projects in the Appalachian Basin, technical assurance, and staff development. Her previous work at Shell includes regional evaluation to extend the unconventional Utica play into northern Pennsylvania, conventional prospect generation in Appalachia, fieldwork and structural analysis of Ancestral Rocky Mountains systems, and exploration and operations geology in various other onshore plays. Katy is currently the lead recruiter for Shell’s Geoscience recruiting team at U of M, and enjoys sharing her interests in science and the future of energy with students of all ages through AAPG/SEPM and local STEM events.


Katy received a BA (1999) and MS (2001) in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College. She graduated with a PhD in Geological Sciences from University of Michigan (2006), where her research with Joel Blum focused on geochemical tracers of permafrost thaw in arctic Alaska. Katy lives in Houston with her husband and two children, and the family enjoys vacations to anywhere with a proper winter.