Maitri Erwin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 with a BS degree in geology, and from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2003 with a MS degree in structural geology and an interdisciplinary MS degree in computational sciences and geophysics.
Since 2003, Maitri has worked in various capacities in oil and gas exploration and technology development. These include subsurface workflow modernization, seismic interpretation and inversion, reservoir characterization, prospect maturation, exploration bid rounds, drilling recommendations, teams leadership, and business development.
Maitri started her career in 2003 at Shell Exploration and Production Company in New Orleans, Louisiana as a field development geophysicist. Between 2011 and 2020, Maitri was a geophysicist and new ventures exploration leader at CNOOC International. She is now Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Azure Global for Energy, enabling cloud adoption and digital transformation in Upstream oil and gas.
Passionate about literacy and empowering women in science and technology leadership, Maitri is a board member of Project Gutenberg, former First Vice President of the Geophysical Society of Houston, and an emeritus member of the University of Wisconsin Department of Geoscience Board of Visitors.
Maitri is a member of the SEG Honorary & Distinguished Lecturer Committee and professional advisor to the SEG Women’s Network student chapters. She was a member of the SEG Foundation board (2019-2020) and represented the Geophysical Society of Houston on the SEG Council (2017-19). Maitri is also a founding member (2011), former Finance Chair (2013-15), and former Chair of the SEG Women's Network Committee (2015-17).