Headshot 2014Tisha Schuller serves as Strategic Advisor for Stanford University’s recently formed Natural Gas Initiative. In this role, she works with companies and stakeholders to interface with Stanford’s diverse faculty conducting research in the areas of sustainable development, technology innovation, climate policy, and geopolitics.

Tisha most recently worked as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association in one of the most dramatic and contentious times for energy development in Colorado’s history. Through this work, she has become a passionate advocate for deescalating the fracking wars, solving climate change by expanding the dialogue tent, and engaging communities in conversations about energy development. The programs built at COGA during her tenure will likely have the longest lasting impact. Several of these have piqued interest around the country and around the world, including the Industry Ambassador’s education series and the community outreach program. Tisha has had the honor of speaking about her work internationally, debating Congressmen, and engaging regularly with civic and environmental leaders.

Prior to COGA, Ms. Schuller served as a Principal and Vice President with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. In addition to running business operations, Ms. Schuller spent 15 years conducting environmental permitting for oil and natural gas projects across the country.

She has a B.S. in Earth Systems with an emphasis in Geology from Stanford University. Tisha is a proud Executive Board Member of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Red Cross. She’s also married to Brian and has two seriously awesome boys ages 8 and 12.