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Angela Bednarek

Pew Cheritable Trusts

Dr. Angela Bednarek directs the Research Impact project within the environmental research and science division at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She creates strategies for enhancing and assessing the policy relevance of the division’s research investments. This includes developing scholarship, creating training approaches, and convening scholars and practitioners on improving the connections between science and policy. Before joining Pew, Bednarek was a foreign affairs officer and AAAS Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of Environmental Policy. While at the State Department, she was responsible for negotiating U.S. positions on the Global Environmental Facility, OECD, the environmental impacts of World Bank projects and international chemicals agreements. In addition, she served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Dams and Development Project. She has also held several fellowships in environmental policy, including one at the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York and a Morris K. Udall Fellowship in Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and studio art from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.