Angela Bednarek, Ph.D.

Vice Chair, GCSE Board of Directors
Project Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Angela Bednarek directs the evidence project at The Pew Charitable Trusts, working to identify and promote promising innovations in increasing the usefulness, inclusivity, and use of research and evidence across policy sectors. She co-created and co-leads the Transforming Evidence Funders Network, a group of funders around the world and across policy sectors dedicated to transforming how research and other forms of evidence are generated, mobilized, and used. For more than a decade at Pew, she developed and communicated scientific research to inform policy and advance solutions to environmental challenges. Prior to Pew, she served in the Office of Environmental Policy at the U.S. Department of State. She serves on the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee on Advancing Science Communication Research and Practice, as vice-chair of the board of the Global Council for Science and the Environment, and on the Research Advisory Council for the Partnership for Public Service. Bednarek holds a doctorate in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.