Introducing the new UDRC manager

By: Jeremias Solari, Assistant Director

March 11, 2020


The UDRC would like to welcome Adrene Wike as the newest member of the team, as the new program manager. In her role Adrene will lead the researchers, UX researchers, and data coordinator which comprise the Center. And continue to ensure that the UDRC is producing outstanding research products.

Adrene is a combat veteran who has spent the last 10+ years focused on leadership and education. She is a military spouse and a mom to three beautiful girls. After living in 6 different states and another country, she has decided to call Salt Lake City her home.

After completing her B.S. in Business Administration she pursued an M.A. in Training and Development. Adrene considers continued education to be a passion, which led to her decision to go for an M.P.S. in Community and Economic Development. This last degree allowed her to take a deeper dive into how to maintain and develop community and statewide strategic plans.

Adrene is a big idea person and it is a rare occasion that she is not searching for how to implement or examine what will be beneficial to the organization she is a part of. She is looking forward to working alongside an amazing team that has a passion for research and the changes it can bring.

We are excited to have Adrene join the team. Adrene will play an integral role in ensuring that the UDRC will continue to successfully complete its mission of conducting meaningful research to inform public policy initiatives, and to further the Center’s vision of creating a world-class data research platform.

Thank you.