Pamela Mendels began working for Wallace in 2007. She is responsible for writing and editing major pieces for the foundation, including reports about Wallace initiatives and reader-friendly summaries of Wallace-supported research. She is also the main voice of the foundation on Twitter. Mendels came to the foundation from Princeton University, where she served as editor of the development office’s alumni publication. Before that, she had a long career in journalism, working as a reporter for
The Providence Journal, Newsday and
BusinessWeek Online. For four years she was a weekly columnist and regular contributor to
The New York Times’ Web site. She also helped launch and edit InsideSchools.org, which covers New York City’s public schools. Her work has earned a number of prizes, including the Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award. She graduated from Smith College and has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.