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Daniel Powell

Business Systems Analyst

Major(s)

Double major – International Relations and Economics

Minor(s)

Chinese

Current Position

Business Systems Analyst

Employer

BioFire Defense

Graduate School & Degree

University of Utah – M.S in Business Analytics (Grad Date Est. Fall 2025)

About

I am currently getting my master’s in science from the University of Utah in Business Analytics. I worked for Amazon for a little over three years in a variety of roles but finished as a Business Analyst Manager, leading the data analyst team for Amazon Grocery. In October, I left Amazon and am now working as a business systems analyst for a BioTech Company here in Utah where I am on a team of three people responsible for completely revamping the business systems of the company. My focus in this role is building out new data warehousing and data analysis solutions.

Impact of Ursinus

Through Ursinus, I was able to do a study abroad semester in Shanghai, China. While there, I was able to participate in an internship that gave me exposure to international sourcing and familiarized me with the Chinese Market. It also inspired me to conduct my Honor’s Research on the currency internationalization of the RMB, which allowed me to begin developing my skills and abilities in data science.