Ana C. Ureña, JD PhD joined the Economic Progress Institute in October 2022.

Dr. Ana Urena is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse educational background and a wealth of experience in the fields of law, human resources, and organizational leadership. She earned her double major bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology in 2012, showcasing an early commitment to understanding societal structures and dynamics.

Building on this foundation, Dr. Urena pursued a Juris Doctor, graduating in 2015, and subsequently delved into the intricate world of law. Her legal expertise became a valuable asset in various government, municipal, and corporate settings. Over the years, she has navigated the complexities of legal frameworks, contributing significantly to the effective operation and compliance of diverse organizations.

Recognizing the importance of a holistic approach to justice and management, Dr. Urena furthered her education by obtaining a PhD in Criminal Justice, Behavioral Sciences, and Organizational Leadership in 2020. This advanced degree equipped her with a deep understanding of the behavioral aspects influencing criminal justice systems and organizational structures.

Dr. Urena's career has been marked by her dedication to human resources, operations, and people management. Her roles have ranged from crafting and implementing HR strategies to overseeing day-to-day operations, demonstrating her ability to balance the intricacies of legal frameworks with the human elements inherent in any organization.

With a commitment to excellence, Dr. Urena has consistently proven her ability to navigate the intersection of law, sociology, and organizational dynamics. Her contributions have not only strengthened the legal foundations of the institutions she has served but also enhanced the overall effectiveness of their operations.

In addition to her professional achievements, Dr. Urena is passionate about advocacy and the continuous development of her community. Her leadership style is characterized by a keen understanding of human behavior, fostering environments that encourage growth, collaboration, and innovation, and a dedication to shaping a just society.

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