James joins us from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Computing. He worked as a Data Science Research Assistant, analyzing academic performance data, and building models and visualizations. At Notre Dame he participated in Student International Business Council consulting projects that entailed data analytics and presentations to business executives. In his spare time, James has developed financial software tools such as an algorithmic trading bot. For six years he has performed statistical analysis and assisted site management for an environmental consultant, and he has been a manager and short-order cook at a Jersey Shore restaurant. James co-founded and remains active in The CulleyStrong Foundation, https://www.theculleystrongfoundation.com/, a nonprofit charity that raises money for suicide prevention. He enjoys poker, boxing, surfing, and reading Roman history. James grew up in Manasquan, NJ.