Izabela Chmielewska

Program Manager


Izabela is a Program Manager at Global Integrity. She designs, implements, and manages various projects and initiatives, primarily GI-ACE. In the past, she has contributed to CTAP, Building Bridges for Stronger Systems, and Open Gov Hub. This work has included facilitation of peer learning sessions and public events, plus developing reports and comms content.

Her experience encompasses public policy and international development, with an MPP from UCLA and previous work on cash transfer programs at the World Bank. She was born in the Polish city of Warsaw, a city 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