Chevron Lecture Series
About the Chevron Lecture Series
The Chevron Corporation provides funding for an annual luncheon each October featuring women leaders in science, engineering and business.
The entire Mines community is invited to this annual event.
Founder, CEO and Aromatic Scientist of Phia Lab
Michelle Roark is a cum laude graduate of Colorado School of Mines in chemical engineering, scientist of bioenergetics, certiﬁed perfumer, and wellness entrepreneur. She is also a two-time Olympian, World Cup Champion, World Champion Silver Medalist and three-time National Champion in Freestyle Mogul Skiing. Aspirations on the slopes set her down a path of research, discovery and unexpected personal growth.
As the Founder, CEO and Aromatic Scientist of Phia Lab, she studies the bioenergetics of the botanical world. Based on her pioneering research into the energy content of biological essences, she created an all- natural wellness product line to form the Phia brand. The Lab is based in Denver, Colorado, where she also runs and operates the award-winning Phia Alchemy Wellness Salon Spa.
Her friends and family will tell you that she is someone who can bridge the extremes. She is the most colorful scientist in the lab who also operated a gas chromatographer mass spectrometer for purposes that haven’t been done before. In self-bedazzled ski gear from helmet to boot, she crushed the most diﬃcult mogul runs on the World Cup tour. She is a fabulous mother of two, with the sparkle of a pink diamond and the tenacity of a bulldog. We all have visions of a “mad” scientist. Michelle is a “happy” scientist. Today, she is pioneering a new ﬁeld that bridges performance, material science and the world of energy vibration. Through Phia, she spreads the point of view that the bioenergetics of nature can help you achieve mind, body and energy coherence—the zone.
See the Daily Blast or email email@example.com for the RSVP link.
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m.; Lecture at 12:05 p.m.
Past Chevron Lectures
2022 Pooja Sankar, Founder, Piazza
2021 Judge Terry Fox, Colorado Court of Appeals (COA)
2020 Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Denver
2019 Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy
2018 Denise Burgess, President and CEO of Burgess Services Inc.
2017 Liz Schwarze, General Manager of Chevron Exploration in Africa and Latin America
2016 Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO of Build Change
2015 Teresa Taylor, Author, Balance Myth: Rethinking Work Life Success and former Qwest COO
2014 Anita Piel, Ph.D., Mines Almna, Food Scientist and First President of Mines SWE Section
2013 Honorable Elbra Wedgeworth, Chair – 2008 Democratic National Convention
2012 Kirsten Volpi, Chief Administrative Officer, United States Olympic Committee
2011 Marsha W. French, Sr. Research Associate at ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research
2010 Michelle Moorman, Mines Alumni; Mgr. of Regulatory Affairs, Summit Utilities
2009 Dr. Ranee Shenoi, MD, LLC
2008 Faith Winter, National Field Director, The White House Project
2007 Janeen Judah, President, Chevron Environmental Management Co.