Pamela Mendels began working for Wallace in 2007. She is responsible for writing and editing a range of pieces for the foundation, including reader-friendly summaries of Wallace-supported research.
She 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’ website. Mendels 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.
Mendels has a B.A. from Smith College, where she majored in history, and an M.S. from Columbia University’s graduate school of journalism. She devotes 15 minutes each day to learning Danish on Duolingo.