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12. Hala Al-Wagdani

Age: 29
Occupation: Exploration Geoscientist at Saudi Aramco
Nationality: Saudi
Residence: Saudi Arabia
Category: Impact

Al-Wagdani joined the exploration organization in Saudi Aramco in 2015 as a prospect generator. In 2018, she was nominated to chair the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Young Professionals & Students Committee for the Middle East. In the same year, she planned and executed a geo-tourist challenge in the Al Wusta region of Oman as the lead geological consultant. She was subsequently invited to be a geologic mapper with the search and rescue team in Oman to scan the seventh sinkhole to the Tahery route. Al-Wagdani has been involved in numerous education programs introducing geoscience to new generations. She adapted AAPG’s Discovery Thinking Series in Aramco to enhance knowledge sharing between professionals.