2010 to Present

Twenty years in information technology, including ten years in legal tech — with a continuing focus on business process improvement by leveraging and optimizing key resources in people, systems, and technology.

Degree Candidate, Economics

HARVARD UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SCHOOL

Spring 2014 - PRESENT

  • Degree: Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) Candidate
  • Area of Concentration: Social Sciences
  • Primary Field of Study: Economics
  • Secondary/Minors: Computer Science and Finance

Timeline:

Extra-Curricular Activities & Club Memberships:

  • Social Media and Communications Strategies Partner,
    2016-2017 Harvard Graduate Council (HGC)
  • Communications and Social Media Manager,
    2016-2017 Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA)
  • Member, ABCD Committee
    • Subgroups: ABCD-OpenScholar, ABCD-WIT (Women in Technology)
  • Member, Harvard Extension Business Society (HEBS)
  • Member, Harvard Extension English Society (HEES)
  • Member, Harvard Extension Student STEM Club (HESSTEM)
  • Member, Harvard Graduate Consulting Club (HGCC)
  • Member, Harvard/MIT Cooperative Society (The COOP)
  • Member, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU)
  • Study Groups and Social Networks Admin/Moderator: Various Courses

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Recommendations for ALB Candidate

"Niki is a great organizer for our group project at Harvard Extension School. Her enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor helped us exceed expectations."

-- James Huddleston, Big Data Application Architect - Business Solutions - Financial Services Group at Conduent, former classmate (Mar 2017)

 

"From day one, I was impressed by the genuine desire of Niki to serve our community, and be an ambassador as well as a great resource for all of our promotion. As the CEO of Ace-up, I am happy to say that it has been a pleasure studying with Niki, and that I admire her integrity."

-- Will Guillaume Foussier, CEO & Founder Ace-up, Inc - Harvard Innovation Lab, former classmate (Jan 2017)

 

"Niki is always there to help her peers and she has been very supportive and helpful. Niki always had a positive attitude. Thank you Niki and wish you the very best!"

-- Nikhil Joshi, Operations Engineering Manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, former classmate (Aug 2015)

 

"Niki had been a great support."

-- Vamshi Annam, ALM in Finance, Harvard University Extension School (Dec 2014)

Database and Web Administrator

LAW FIRM

JUL 2015 – PRESENT | Houston, TX

Electronic discovery system administrator, data wrangler, and corporate webmaster, supporting attorneys who specialize in complex litigation and large-loss subrogation cases for domestic and international insurers.

  • Oversee database systems, including user and team access, case file maintenance, EDD/OCR/Scanning and QC procedures in IPRO Eclipse SE and eScan-IT applications
     
  • Conduct complex and multi-level data searches; create custom database fields, document tags and categories; optimize system settings
     
  • Review, analyze, process, and categorize case files in systems for attorney review and privilege tagging in anticipation of document production
     
  • Aggregate source documents, redact privilege information, assemble, organize, Bates-number, and produce voluminous, responsive materials
     
  • Draft discovery responses and various correspondence; prepare mediation and trial notebooks; obtain court filings and various records
     
  • Provide software training and support to users; create and maintain checklists and reports; prepare accessible cheat sheets and reference guides
     
  • Design intelligible data analysis and summary reports in Excel, as well as attractive presentations in PowerPoint for marketing, mediation, and training purposes
     
  • Liaise with IT support group, product specialists and vendors on special projects, data archiving and retention, system optimization and upgrades
     
  • Research alternative systems and tools to improve worker productivity, efficiency, and to introduce cost-savings to the firm
     
  • Administer and maintain award-winning* company website and social media channels; act as liaison to International Society of Primerus Law Firms and web service provider
     
  • Draft, edit, and syndicate articles for online publication; curate, purchase, and modify stock photos for optimum web use; design infographics and manipulate images in media software
*Site designed by Firmseek.
 
TOOLS: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Constant Contact, File-Sharing and FTP Sites (various FTP and collaboration tools on the cloud, including Box, Citrix ShareFile, DropBox, Google Drive, iCloud, LiquidFiles, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.) Firmseek Web Management Tool, Google Apps/Google Analytics, IPRO Tech (Eclipse SE Administration and Desktop, eScan-IT, eCapture), LinkedIn, Microsoft Office Suite/Office 365 (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), Nuance PowerPDF, PerfectLaw AIM, Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan), RDTabs
 
ASSOCIATIONS: ABA, IEEE, ILTA
 

Social Media and Communications Strategies Partner

HARVARD GRADUATE COUNCIL

NOV 2016 - JUN 2017 | Cambridge, Houston, and the Internet

  • Assisted with the design, layout revamp, and ongoing maintenance of the official HGC website (OpenScholar); managed and monitored the official HGC LinkedIn Group; shared posts on Facebook and Twitter
     
  • Drafted, edited, and published news and announcements; updated event calendars; obtained images or created original graphics to enhance and support disseminated information
     
  • Worked closely with HGC officers and volunteers to advance time-sensitive projects and to promote special events online, on campus, and in surrounding areas
     
  • Facilitated an open forum to promote meaningful conversations and networking by engaging fellow students in diplomatic and respectful dialogue
     
  • Covered special events and initiatives; composed press releases or articles for submission and publication to external information distribution channels (e.g., Harvard Gazette)
HESA/HGC Bio Link
 

Related Publications:

Communications and Social Media Manager

HARVARD EXTENSION STUDENT ASSOCIATION

AUG 2016 – JUN 2017 | Cambridge, Houston, and the Internet

  • Helped administer and maintain the official HESA website (WordPress); boosted social media membership, and managed the official HESA Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts
     
  • Facilitated an open forum to promote meaningful conversations and networking by engaging fellow students in diplomatic and respectful dialogue
     
  • Drafted, edited, and published news articles and announcements; updated event calendars; obtained images or created original graphics to enhance and support disseminated information
     
  • Worked closely with school administrators, HESA directors and officers, club leaders, and volunteers to advance time-sensitive projects and to promote special events online, on campus, and in surrounding areas
     
  • Created and maintained the HESA Elections 2017 website (OpenScholar) under the direct guidance and oversight of the Dean of Students Office, Harvard Extension School
     
  • Initiated major project and planning to migrate the official HESA website from WordPress platform to OpenScholar, in close cooperation with the Dean of Students Office and the incoming Director of Web Technologies
     

About HESA

The Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA), is the officially recognized student government and umbrella organization for all student groups at the Extension School.
 
Established in 2001, HESA serves more than 16,000 students annually at Harvard Extension, one of the 12 degree-granting schools at Harvard University.
 
HESA's mission is to build and foster a strong sense of community among the Extension School's diverse student body, including our distance education students from around the world. Through a myriad of initiatives, HESA aims to enrich the Harvard Extension student experience by creating opportunities to develop lifelong friendships.

 

Web | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter
 
 
HESA 2016-2017 Niki Lanter Profile Page (PDF)488 KB

Cross-Functional Team Member and General Volunteer

AMERICAN RED CROSS

APR 2014 – APR 2017 | Greater Houston Area Chapter, Texas Gulf Coast Region

Community Outreach | Health Fairs and Special Events

  • Educated communities on preparedness, safety, and ARC humanitarian work
  • Oversaw exhibits from setup to breakdown; managed and secured inventory

Disaster Operations Cross-Functional Team | Financial Services

  • Obtained certifications on Disaster Relief Operations through ARC and FEMA
  • Optimized Disbursement Order and Client Assistance Cards databases

Volunteer Services | Administrative Office| Speakers Bureau

  • Assigned, updated, and validated users in Saba LMS and Volunteer Connection
  • Assessed and recruited volunteers; engaged, interviewed, processed NVO attendees
TOOLS: ARC Volunteer Connection, FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS), Microsoft Excel, SABA Learning Management System
 

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