Arlyn Burgess is the Associate Director for Operations and Strategic Initiatives in the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia. She oversees the operational stability of the Institute, which enables data science research throughout the University and coordinates an M.S. in Data Science program of approximately 50 students per year. Arlyn also manages budget development and implements ideas for donor relations, curricular management, marketing and branding, and physical space. She directs new initiatives driven by interdisciplinary interest in data, and develops new programming to engage students and faculty in the data science community. Working closely with offices across Grounds, she participates on central teams on research intelligence, collaboration discovery, and other data-driven initiatives. With external partners, she is the contact for data projects with industry as well as state and federal government agencies. Arlyn holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Virginia.