I recently finished a Graduate PhD program in Political Science at the University of Binghamton (SUNY). The program enjoys a national reputation as one that focuses on the study of politics utilizing data analytic tools and trains graduate students to understand and correctly utilize quantitative methods. My thesis work entailed collecting original United Nations data, developing a protocol for storing and coding data, scrubbing, coding, and cleaning the data, running multiple data analyses, and presenting results to various audiences. Before attending graduate school and while finishing my undergraduate degree, I worked in litigation as a paralegal. At that time, I managed large litigation cases and my responsibilities included gathering client and opposing parties' data, identifying important data, and developing systems for storage and retrieval of the data. After developing the appropriate case management system, I trained trial team personnel (executives, peers, and support members) on how to use the system and ensured that protocols were correctly followed on an ongoing basis.