Mariah Norell

Mariah Norell

Data Scientist & Lecturer


San Jose State University


Hi there! I’m a Lead People Insights Partner on the People Analytics & Insights Team at Atlassian. I’m also a Lecturer at San Jose State University where I teach intermediate and advanced People Analytics courses. I find it exciting to bring my scientist-practitioner background to the classroom and watch my students grasp the competencies of fundamental business principles. Previously, I was on the People Analytics team at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and was a Data Scientist/Consultant at Aon helping companies elevate their HR strategy.

  • People Analytics
  • Data Vizualization
  • Being Skeptical of Data
  • Coffee Enthusiast
  • MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2018

    San Jose State University

  • BA in Psychology, 2016

    Sacramento State University


Lead People Insights Partner
October 2023 – Present California
Deeply understanding the needs of my business stakeholders, translating those needs into analytical and research projects, and delivering science-backed insights and recommendations to drive action.
Senior People Insights Partner
November 2021 – September 2023 California
Lecturer, Lucas Graduate School of Business
San Jose State University
August 2018 – Present California

Core content developer and instructor for the undergraduate and graduate People Analytics curriculum:

  • Human Resources Analytics - Advanced Graduate Course (BUS 297D)
  • Human Resources Analytics - Undergraduate Course (BUS3 152)

Previous Teaching Portfolio:

  • Intermediate Statistics (STAT 115)
  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (BUS3 150)
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSYC 170)

Teaching Awards:

  • Distinguished Lecturer Award (2021-2022)
  • Master Teacher Award (2018-Present)
People Analytics Analyst
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
May 2021 – October 2021 California
Applied expertise in quantitative analysis and consulting to provide actionable insights to leaders.
Data Scientist and Consultant
Radford, Aon (Data Analytics Consulting Firm)
June 2017 – March 2021 California

Areas of Focus:

  • Pay Equity
  • Organizational Risk
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Process Automation