Audrey Lester (she/her/hers)

Audrey Lester
Assistant Director
Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

Contact Info
303E Manheim Hall


Audrey Lester began working at UMKC in 2016 and joined the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship in 2021. With a background in nonprofit management, Audrey's experience in project management, leadership, and communication contribute to the success of undergraduate research programs. In her current role, she manages SEARCH/SUROP applications and awards; coordinates work-study positions for undergraduate research associates; plans campus-wide undergraduate research symposia; hosts professional development workshops for current and aspiring undergraduate researchers; and manages content for the undergraduate research website and social media accounts. She enjoys learning about the diverse research and creative work of UMKC students and faculty.