Beatrice Edwards is both the Executive Director and the International Program Director at GAP, responsible for the organization's actions defending whistleblowers through the Congress, the media and the courts. She has thirty years experience working on labor issues, anti-corruption measures and public service reforms in international and national settings. Before joining GAP, Ms. Edwards managed the International Financial Institutions (IFI) Project for Public Services International, a Global Union Federation for public sector labor unions, where she monitored IFI loans to Latin American and Caribbean governments for compliance with international labor standards and anti-corruption mandates. Ms. Edwards also served as a Senior Specialist for Social and Economic Affairs at the Organization of American States, and managed the OAS Multinational Education for Work Project in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bea was also a contributing writer for the Texas Observer, and holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in Sociology from American University, where she teaches from time to time. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese.