Lauren Grabski

Lauren Grabski is a Corporate Development Manager for National Oilwell Varco, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions. After being hired into NOV’s Next Generation management training program in 2006, she worked for the Rig Solutions division, first as a project engineer and then as a project manager for semisubmersible rigs. She then moved into the Downhole division, where she worked as an operations manager. In early 2012, she moved into her current role with the Corporate Development group.

Lauren earned her BS in biomedical engineering in 2005 from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also served as captain of the varsity cross country and track teams. In 2010, she earned her MBA from Rice University, where she served as an admissions counselor and was Treasurer of the Multisport Club.

In addition to serving on the Alumni Board for the Jones School, Lauren is actively involved in several industry organizations in Houston. She is part of the Energy Educators committee for the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and serves on the Board for the Society of Professional Women in Petroleum as the Second Vice President. In her free time, Lauren enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her three dogs. She also volunteers with Buster’s Friends, a local non-profit that works to find homes for abused and abandoned animals. Lauren has set a personal goal to visit all seven continents; she has been to five so far.