Trust Magazine

What Inspires You?

In this Issue:

  • Summer 2023
  • A Global Agreement to Save The High Seas
  • A Marquee Talent
  • For Nearly Two Decades, Just the Facts
  • Noteworthy
  • Mind the Gender Pay Gap
  • How Americans View Their Jobs
  • Humility Paves the Way for Flood Resilience Policies
  • Meeting the Opioid Crisis–Now What?
  • Questions That Help Save Lives
  • Return on Investment
  • Staff Raise Their Hands to Volunteer
  • The Asian American Experience
  • To Strengthen Democracy and Create a Better World
  • What Inspires You?
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What Inspires You?

The diverse work of The Pew Charitable Trusts requires a staff with a range of talents, skills, and experience. But what each staff member has in common is a dedication to the organization’s mission of supporting policy improvements that help people and communities thrive. As the institution marks its 75th anniversary, we asked staffers what inspires them to work at Pew.

Shannon Shipman

Operations senior associate

"My job sits at the intersection of a lot of teams, so I get to collaborate with a lot of other folks who are incredibly intelligent and skilled at their jobs. Through that experience I’ve learned that Pew embraces who I am. I’m accepted, I’m encouraged, and it’s a really supportive environment that I appreciate.”

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Pew Embraces Who I Am
Shannon Shipman, part of Pew’s external affairs team, shares her experience of finally coming into the D.C. office after being hired during the pandemic, and discusses what it feels like to be part of Pew today. 

Richard Friend

Art director

"I love my job because I get to do really good work for a really good cause. Here everyone has mission-driven work, and we’re all on the same page working towards the same goals, and that’s very refreshing.”

  

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It's All About the Mission
Richard Friend talks about his role as Pew’s art director, reflects on his team’s work—and shares a serendipitous story about the day he interviewed for his job here.

Alex Booker

Project management and support associate manager

"I get to learn something new every single day. I get smarter every single day. I feel like I’m in a community where everyone is not just looking out for one another but is also trying to build everyone up."

  

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A Community Building Each Other Up
Alex Booker talks about his cross-cutting role as part of the outreach strategy and coordination team, what he likes about it, and the D.C. United game that set the tone for his time at Pew. 

Deanna Richards

Antibiotic resistance project manager

"I love that Pew is an organization that champions innovation. The world is facing a crisis with antibiotic resistance, and we’re able to look at it in a new perspective when we have different innovative ideas.”

  

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I Love That Pew Focuses on Nonpartisan Work
Innovation and nonpartisanship are two of Pew’s seven core values. For Deanna Richards, a manager with our Antibiotic Resistance Project, they also stand out as enablers of her team’s success.

Justin Theal

State fiscal health project researcher

"Family members and friends ask how government budgets could ever be rewarding. The truth is, budgets are where the rubber meets the road with public policy. I know that my work matters.”

  

  

Yasmin Velez-Sanchez

Inclusive community engagement senior officer

"Being able, at Pew, to work on DEI issues and to help bring in inclusive practices and make the workplace more equitable, it just brings me a lot of joy because it means that I am doing something to change the conditions for people like me in the world.”

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