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Ken Kritikos is the Student Affairs Administrator for the Masters in Data Science (MSDS) and PhD in Data Science programs. With a background in student advocacy, Ken’s commitment to service and personalism has allowed him to build a successful career promoting equity in higher education. Before joining UChicago, Ken most recently served as the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for DePaul University’s School of Nursing. He completed his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from DePaul as well as a B.A. in History from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Maria Lema is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Data Science Studies at the Data Science Institute. Previously, Maria served as Academic Adviser in the College Academic Advising Office at the University of Chicago. Prior to relocating to Chicago, Maria served as the Academic Affairs Coordinator in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. In addition to her work in higher education, Maria has experience working in college access. She holds a MA in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from SUNY Buffalo State.