Director – Hansa Magee
Hansa joined MU in 2022. Her role in the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) is to provide analytical strategic decision support and sustainable reporting for the entire university community. She works with research deans, RII colleagues and UM System leadership to measure sponsored project growth, identify research opportunities and to implement process improvements. She also responds on behalf of the university to the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development survey and other research surveys.
Hansa completed her doctorate at Arizona State University (ASU) from the Fulton Schools of Engineering and was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program recipient as well as a Fulbright recipient. Previously, she was director of analytics for the Knowledge Enterprise at ASU. She has experience leading data analysts and business intelligence developers to create standards and provide reporting for research, sponsored projects, human resources, finance, research building space and bibliometric data domains. Her main strengths are in process improvement, sustainable reporting pipelines, strategic decision support and communication of analytics. In her personal time, she reads voraciously, plays violin in the Chandler Symphony Orchestra and embarks on outdoor adventures with her family and friends. Hansa is a remote employee and lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Data Analyst - Aaron Montgomery
Aaron joined Mizzou in 2012. Before joining the Research Analytics team, he worked with the Division of Information Technology where he developed his passion for reporting and data analysis. Being inquisitive by nature, he enjoys diving into complex problems and utilizing technology to drive results. He has specialties in orchestrating large server environments and moving vast amounts of data. Aaron completed his undergraduate studies here at the University of Missouri, earning his bachelor's degree from the department of Chemistry. Outside of work, he spends his time enjoying family, tinkering with home automation and retrogaming.
Data Analyst – Vyvian Tran
Vyvian co-leads the competitive intelligence function in Research Analytics. She has worked in higher education for over four years, is an expert in Power BI reporting and data modeling and has extensive experience in creating formatted reports in Excel. Before joining MU in 2022, Vyvian worked as a data analyst at ASU in research administration where she developed custom reports, became proficient in SQL and Tableau, and gained extensive knowledge in sponsored and research project data. She earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from ASU, where she was a proud member of the Association of Women in Math. She is originally from Southern California and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, where she spends time painting, playing video games and running.
Data Analyst – Sabrina Woo
Sabrina is dedicated to learning about data analytics and tools to improve business intelligence. She joined MU in 2022 and co-leads the competitive intelligence function within RII's Research Analytics department. She studied clinical lab automation and earned bachelor's degrees in biomedical informatics and biological sciences at ASU. Before joining MU, Sabrina worked as a data analyst at Oscar Health, focusing on process improvements in the production environment. She has strengths in data manipulation, process automation and is proficient in several programming languages. Outside of work, Sabrina enjoys singing, playing guitar and practicing Krav Maga.