Andra Wilcox is a Research Scientist at HARC where she works with Energy and the Environment programs. She has a Master of Science Degree in strategic leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science from Texas A&M, Commerce. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Her previous experience includes community outreach, solid waste/recycling monitoring, residential and governmental contract compliance, municipal recycling facilities auditing, and field/site inspections for the Texas Department of State Health Services to mitigate proliferation of potential arbovirus vectors. Further, Andra conducts litter abatement efforts whereupon several miles of roads and pathways are surveyed and litter/debris is identified, categorized, and removed quarterly throughout the year.
Since joining HARC and through the Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) Program, Andra has conducted multiple on-site evaluations of O&G drilling and fracturing operations in diverse ecosystems across the United States and Canada. She assists with the development and amendment of the EFD Scorecard in various phases of oil and gas production. Andra has compiled comparison analyses of best practices of specific EFD sponsor organizations and alliances. Additionally, she serves as Project Manager for the EFD Virtual Site (www.efdvirtualsite.org), an online interactive workforce development tool that uses gaming technology to provide real time education, and The Water Challenge Program, working with the O&G industry to address water management and conservation aspects. Andra serves on various committees including the Environmental Subcommittee for the International Association of Drilling Contractors HSE Committee and the Water Handling and Management Technical Section for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Andra assists with outreach to the oil and gas industry within the Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP-TAP) managed by HARC. Miss Wilcox recently served as president of a non-profit, volunteer based organization for environmental education and outreach, serving approximately 125,000 residents.