Samantha James has over 16 years at Georgia Tech in both academic and research unit operations. During this time, she occupied roles in Finance, Accounting, Administrative Support, Student Human Resources, and now is in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. In these roles, she has learned, trained, advocated, and analyzed procedures, voicing techniques to increase the productivity of several processes. She assisted in the development and tactical implementation of administrative improvement, financial strategy, and department-wide trainings to incorporate efficiency and consistency among those tasks to ultimately facilitate better organizational practices.
As a Business Analyst, she now combines that organizational business knowledge with data analysis to support the Institute. She communicates findings via reports, work flows, dashboards, instructional guides, and presentations for leadership to make strategic business decisions on processes and planning.
Samantha has a Finance BSB and an MBA. Samantha’s greatest qualities, per Gallup–CliftonStrengths, is she is analytic, consistent, disciplined, productive, and promotes harmony in her surroundings. In her free time, she likes to participate in activities that promote health and physical fitness, encourage mental and spiritual wellbeing, as well as spend time with friends and family.