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Elizabeth Mueller Gross

Vice President, Administration and Operations

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Elizabeth Mueller Gross is Pew Research Center’s vice president of administration and operations, now focusing largely on expanding the Center’s international research and reach. Elizabeth originally joined the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press in 2001 to help create the Pew Global Attitudes project, a series of worldwide public opinion polls that provided the foundation for the Center’s growing portfolio of international research. In 2004, she transitioned to help create Pew Research Center, a new organization consolidating Pew-funded information initiatives. As a founding officer, Elizabeth established and directed the Center’s administration and operations infrastructure, including: human resources, finance and accounting, communications, information technology and digital strategy, board relations, legal affairs support, real estate and office services. She has served as secretary and treasurer for Pew Research Center’s board of directors since 2004. Prior to joining the Center, Elizabeth worked at U.S. News & World Report, primarily as director of research, where she was responsible for establishing and directing several departments and managed the magazine’s public opinion polling and other survey-based projects, including “America’s Best Hospitals.” Prior to joining U.S. News, she served on the editorial staff of China Business Review, the magazine of the US-China Business Council. Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree at Kenyon College (and University of Exeter, UK), and a publications specialist certification from The George Washington University.