Dr. Rajeev Bukralia is a faculty member and director of the MS in data science program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is the founder of DREAM (Data Resources for Eager & Analytical Minds), a student organization dedicated to data science, which has over 300 members. Dr. Bukralia is a recipient of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator award and the South Dakota Board of Regents faculty award. His research focuses on data science, machine learning, and IT strategies. Previously, he served in administrative positions including CIO and dean. He was chair of the 2019 and 2020 Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) sponsored by MinneAnalytics.