Carol Jigliotti Akers e-mail: CarolJLloyd@gmail.com
Physics ExxonMobil Retired Now: Independent Geophysical Contractor
Christmas 2014: Carol reported in that she's married again!
Profile Updated 5/23/2013: Since I graduated in 1973 from RPI with a degree in Physics, I went on to work for AT&T Long Lines for almost a year, before returning to RPI to teach one semester, Remedial Physics, and Advanced Physics Lab. I married and moved to the University of Wisconsin, where I got my MS and PhD in Oceanography and Limnology with majors in geology and geophysics, respectively. I left Madison in 1980 for Houston, Texas, after my divorce. to work for Exxon Production Research. I married again, had two children. My daughter who was born in 1983, is an emergency room nurse, in Norfolk, Virginia, and is married to a Naval officer. My son was born in 1984, and is a respiratory therapist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. They were 'Irish Twins'.
Sadly, I divorced again, but happily I remarried in 2004. I guess I am just the marrying kind. Lost third husband recently to early onset dementia, so I am single again !!! Not used to being single any more, been married most of my life, but am getting used to it now.
I have been living and working in Houston since 1980 in the oil industry, over half my life. I retired from ExxonMobil with 27 years and 1 month of service in July 2007. I stayed retired only one year and became an independent geophysical contractor. I work across the street from the downtown ExxonMobil building for two separate oil and gas independent companies, both located in the same building.
I became a certified yoga instructor last November with 300 hours of training, and have built up a class of 10-17 regular students at a health club in Kingwood. Between that and my part time jobs downtown, I am well grounded.
I like taking road trips on my Harleys. I have two, a Sporty and a Heritage Softtail. One is my run around town bike and the other my long distance cruiser. The pictures are of the various bikes I have owned over the years, the white one is my latest, the Heritage. Went on a 'ghost ride' to Nachez, Mississippi October, 2012, which is when this pic was taken. I was the only one who got a picture of a ghost !!!
Please encourage others to update their profiles. I don't see too many people from RPI, but I did go to the 30th reunion. I hope to see you at the 40th !!!