Shadya is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Gulf Coast Carbon Center at the Bureau of Economic Geology. She is pursuing a Masters of Science in Energy and Earth Resources at the Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin. Her background is in Petroleum Engineering and has experience in the oil and gas industry. Her more recent experience was as a Research Visiting Student at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Her interests are in fluid flow through porous media, experimental design, carbon storage, micromodels, and imaging techniques.