Nick Pandža is a Senior Faculty Research Specialist at the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), a University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC) of the United States Department of Defense supporting the Intelligence Community. He has also served as a Lecturer in Brain and Language at the George Washington University, an MRI Technician at the University of Maryland Neuroimaging Center, and a Statistics Consultant for faculty at 10+ universities. Mr. Pandža has been with the University of Maryland since 2013, having started at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (also a UARC). He was promoted to Senior Faculty Research Specialist in 2017 and became part of ARLIS in 2019. His work has primarily focused on the impact of individual differences on language learning outcomes using advanced statistical methods with behavioral, physiological, and neurocognitive data, and he has been a key contributor to the development and validation of tests assessing aptitude and proficiency in various domains.