Miriam
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Senior Director for Conservation Policy and Senior Fellow

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Miriam Goldstein is the senior director for Conservation Policy and a senior fellow at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Goldstein was the legislative director for Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). She led the congresswoman’s legislative team and drafted and negotiated legislation, including a measure that changed the rules for handling accusations of workplace misconduct against members of Congress.

From 2014 to 2016, Goldstein was a legislative assistant for Speier, handling energy, environment, agriculture, transportation, and consumer protection, among other issues. Before joining Speier, Goldstein was a legislative fellow for the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee minority staff and the office of Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), dealing with topics such as climate, fisheries, and oceans.

Goldstein holds a Ph.D. in biological oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where she studied the ecological impacts of plastic pollution in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and led Scripps’ 2009 expedition to study plastic pollution in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University.

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To Protect 30 Percent of the Ocean, the United States Must Invest in the National Marine Sanctuaries Program Report
View of the ocean during the day from a rocky shoreline. A small motor boat is seen in the upper left.

To Protect 30 Percent of the Ocean, the United States Must Invest in the National Marine Sanctuaries Program

For the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the United States must ensure that sanctuaries are able to fulfill their mandate of protecting the ocean and Great Lakes and preserving their cultural history.

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Congress Must Make Biden’s Vision for the Oceans Come True In the News

Congress Must Make Biden’s Vision for the Oceans Come True

Jean Flemma, Miriam Goldstein, and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson write that Congress must support and invest in the Biden administration's ambitious vision for ocean protections and health.

Jean Flemma, Miriam Goldstein, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

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