Angela Bednarek

Angela Bednarek
Angela Bednarek
Project Director
Environmental Science
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Angela Bednarek develops strategy for Pew’s environmental science initiatives, which develop, support, and communicate scientific research and technical analyses to explain emerging issues, inform policy, and advance solutions to conservation problems. She focuses on assessing and enhancing the policy relevance of Pew’s research investments and brings scholars and practitioners together to improve the connections between science and policy.

Before joining Pew, Bednarek was a foreign affairs officer and the American Association for the Advancement of Science diplomacy fellow in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Environmental Policy, where she coordinated and negotiated U.S. positions on the Global Environment Facility, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the environmental impacts of World Bank projects.

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