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regulatory affairs specialist , Technical writer

Elsa Karen Kapitan-White, American regulatory affairs specialist, technical writer. Certified in technical writing. Named Woman of Excellence, Federation of Houston Professional Women, 1993.


Kapitan-White, Elsa Karen was born on August 12, 1959 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Came to the United States, 1967. Daughter of John Rudolph and Christine C. (Saari) Kapitan.


Bachelor of Science in Geology, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1981. Master of Science in Geology, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1983.


Science editor, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, Texas, 1984-1990; regulatory analyst, K.W. Brown Environmental Superior vena cava syndrome, Houston, 1990-1993; regulatory affairs specialist, Mitchell Energy & Development Corporation, The Woodlands, Texas, since 1993. Consultant Ocean Drilling Program, since 1990.


  • Certified in technical writing.


  • Other Work

    • Editor proceedings and reports.


President League of Women Voters of the Brazos Valley, Bryan-College Station, 1986-1988. Member Association Earth Science Editors (chair awards committee since 1993), Association for Women Geoscientists (Lone Star chapter newsletter editor since 1988), Houston Geological Society, Society for Technology Communications, Air and Waste Management Association.


Married James M. Mazzullo, May 1, 1982 (divorced January 1987). Married Eric R. White, July 16, 1994.

John Rudolph Kapitan

Christine C. (Saari) Kapitan

Eric R. White

James M. Mazzullo