Izabela Chmielewska

Program Manager


Izabela is a Program Manager at Global Integrity. She designs, implements, and manages various projects and initiatives, primarily the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption and Evidence (GI-ACE) programme. In the past, she has contributed to the COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP), Building Bridges for Stronger Systems, and the Open Gov Hub. This work has included facilitation of peer learning sessions and public events, as well as developing reports and comms content.

Her overall experience encompasses public policy and international development, with an MPP from UCLA and previous work on social protection programs at the World Bank. She was born in the Polish city of Warsaw, a place of resilience and transformation. Her roots have given her a strong faith in human progress, and the immigrant experience inspired her to think globally.

“We need to be unrepentant believers in human compassion to change this world.”

Joined GI:



B.A. in Political Science & International Affairs, Emmanuel College; Master of Public Policy (MPP), UCLA


English, Polish, French

Works in:

Washington, D.C.


Warsaw, Poland


Poland and USA

Fun Fact: 

former Polish folklore & cabaret singer