Nicole de Vries is an aspiring data scientist and Application Support Analyst for Georgia Institute of Technology, pursuing an MS in Data Analytics. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, de Vries managed academic data at a single institution, then led a state-wide initiative on data management. She holds an MBA and a BA in Information Systems Management with minors in International Business and Computer Science. Ms. de Vries is a featured speaker at numerous higher education conferences. In 2016 she was named by University Professional Continuing Education Association South Region’s Emerging Leaders Award, and national’s Adelle F. Robertson Professional Educator Award.