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Nicole (Nicki) Trentacoste is a senior officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she develops and manages a diverse range of planning and evaluation projects to promote learning and to inform programmatic and organizational decision making. Her evaluation work spans Pew’s policy and research program areas, and in her strategic planning capacity she primarily supports Pew’s Philadelphia-based work and the Pew Research Center.

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. She developed and oversaw evaluations of research and communications initiatives and facilitated short and long term planning to help the organization better articulate and achieve its goals.

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 in Behavioral Science from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and English from the State University of New York at Geneseo.