Nicole (Nicki) Trentacoste is a member the strategy department at the Pew Charitable Trusts and recently assumed leadership of the evaluation and research team. She provides oversight of evaluation to ensure the successful design and completion of evaluations that assess the progress and contributions of Pew’s projects to inform decision making, improve program performance, and promote learning. She also manages the team that provides research support and archiving for Pew. Nicki has spent over ten years at Pew serving in various capacities to meet the organization’s planning and evaluation needs.
Nicki previously worked at the John Templeton Foundation, where she helped to expand an emerging planning and evaluation function in a time of rapid organizational growth. Nicki began her career in public health, focusing on research and evaluation in the areas of adolescent health, health communication, and HIV prevention. She earned her Master of Public Health Degree from Emory University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and English from the State University of New York at Geneseo.