James Wanjama studies Petroleum Engineering at University of Houston. His passion for energy was cultivated growing up in total energy poverty in Africa. Perspective is everything.
My guest today is James Wanjama, Petroleum Engineering Student at the University of Houston.
We often say the greatest thing about oil and gas is the people who work in this industry. Talking to James Wanjama filled me with a similar sentiment about our country. The greatest thing about America is the people. Those who grow up here, and those who come here in the pursuit of happiness living the American dream.
But James’ upbringing was anything but a dream. He grew up in rural Kenya. His family had no running water, so he spent his evenings after school fetching water from wells. His parents regularly made long pilgrimages from the village to the city to sell food they grew to provide for the family.
So, how does a young man who grew up in abject poverty where having electricity was a dream come to live the American dream?
James stopped by Tribe Rocket Inc.’s first studio in the Galleria in Houston, Texas to tell us the story.
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