Advisory Board Member
Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative (NGI) at Stanford University and Co-Managing Director of the Stanford Hydrogen Initiative
Dr. Boness is an experienced practitioner in the energy sector with a focus on using her background in reservoir geophysics and technoeconomic modeling to develop technology solutions related to natural gas, hydrogen, and decarbonization in both the developed and the developing world. In addition to managing the research portfolio, she teaches classes in earth science and energy engineering, most recently designing a graduate class on the Hydrogen Economy.
Prior to Stanford, she held a variety of technical and management positions at Chevron. Dr. Boness is also a Director at Aemetis, a renewable fuels company, a member of the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition Advisory Committee, and an advisor to a number of energy startups. As an advocate for women and gender equality, she is a member of the organizing committee for the Women in Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative.
Dr. Boness holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University, a M.Sc. in geological sciences from Indiana University and a B.Sc. in geophysics from the University of Leeds.