Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
I am a Process Engineer over two Polyethylene reactors in PE East at BMC. I monitor day to day operations/quality and work on improvement projects.
Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
With the help of INEOS Energy Station, I competed in my first few triathlons in 2019, ultimately training for an Ironman 70.3! I also recently got into road biking and completed the Houston MS150 in 2019 with the INEOS team.
What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am looking forward to pushing myself further than I ever have before and exploring the unique African landscape, and hopefully spotting some animals. It should be an unforgettable adventure!
What are you most apprehensive about?
I am most apprehensive about potentially getting injured during training and having to slow down or decrease mileage. I’ve struggled with shin splints in the past and want to ensure this does not happen again.
What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I’m excited to reach new athletic goals and achieve more than I ever could have alone. The most I have ever run so far is a half marathon, so I am excited to train and complete a full marathon. I am also looking forward to doing more hiking and mountain biking, as I’ve only done road biking in the past!
Anything else you'd like to share?
I can’t wait to get started with this adventure and am thankful to have the opportunity to participate!