Angela Bednarek


Angela Bednarek
Angela Bednarek
Project Director
Evidence Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Angela Bednarek directs the evidence project at Pew, which aims to promote and facilitate new ways that research is generated, valued, and used to address pressing challenges across a wide variety of disciplines. As director, she leads the effort to increase collaboration among funders, researchers, decision-makers, and other stakeholders to identify and advance practices that connect evidence with decision-making. For more than a decade at Pew, Bednarek developed, supported, and communicated scientific research and technical analyses to identify emerging issues, inform policy, and advance solutions to environmental problems.

Before joining Pew, Bednarek was a foreign affairs officer and American Association for the Advancement of Science diplomacy fellow in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Environmental Policy, a fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and a scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Bednarek holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and studio art from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s in biology from the University of Louisville, and a doctorate in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Work