Southwestern University Trustee
Dr. Cassandra M. McZeal ’92
Dr. Cassandra McZeal has served as the Computational Sciences Function Manager for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company since 2016. Since joining ExxonMobil in 2000, she has worked on software for oil and gas investment portfolio planning and management, has led the Visualization and Workflow Integration team, has worked as a skill area advisor for Computational and Applied Mathematics, and has been the architect for the Computational Methods division and the Computational Methods supervisor. She is a co-inventor on a patented software system.
Dr. McZeal has served as an assistant adjunct professor at Rice University and currently serves on Rice’s School of Engineering Advisory Board. She has presented at numerous professional conferences, keynoting the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences in 2018. She currently serves on the board of directors of the San Jacinto Council of the Girl Scouts of America.
Cassandra graduated in 1992, magna cum laude, with a degree in mathematics from Southwestern, where she was elected to Alpha Chi. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in computational and applied mathematics from Rice in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
Prior to her election as a trustee, Cassandra was a member of Southwestern’s board of visitors.