Nina Bates is the Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Provost. She is responsible for building and strengthening relationships, leading teams, and mobilizing resources in order to successfully implement Provost’s strategic initiatives and projects that often span organizational boundaries. She began her career at the University of Arizona in 2003. She received her undergraduate education from Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia, a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona, and a master’s degree in Administration from Northern Arizona University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family.