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Miriam Goldstein Click to download hi-resolution image

Miriam Goldstein is the managing director for Energy and Environment Policy and the director for Ocean Policy 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.

By Miriam Goldstein
Americans Support Investing in Our Coasts—Congress Should TooCenter for American ProgressJuly 2, 2021
Permanent Protections for Bristol Bay Would Be a Win for Tribes, Climate Action, and the Alaska EconomyCenter for American ProgressJune 3, 2021
Congress Must Make Biden’s Vision for the Oceans Come TrueBloombergMay 25, 2021
How Infrastructure Reform Can Prioritize Ocean Climate ActionCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2021
An Ocean and Climate Agenda for the New AdministrationCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2021
The ocean’s heroic potential could be realized under BidenThe Boston GlobeDecember 21, 2020
To Save Nature, We Must Protect 30 Percent of U.S. OceanCenter for American ProgressNovember 16, 2020
Rolling back environmental protections will prove costlyThe Providence JournalAugust 18, 2020
How To Reform and Strengthen Fishery Habitat ProtectionCenter for American ProgressJuly 7, 2020
Trump gutted protections for the Atlantic’s only marine monument — now what?The Boston GlobeJune 9, 2020
New Trump Executive Order Sells Off the Ocean and Fails Coastal CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressMay 22, 2020
Midwestern Floods Are Worsening the Gulf’s Toxic Algae ProblemCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2019
How Marine Protected Areas Help Fisheries and Ocean EcosystemsCenter for American ProgressJune 3, 2019
American AquacultureCenter for American ProgressMay 13, 2019
Making WavesCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2018
The Trump Administration’s New Attack on Marine MonumentsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2018
Gov. Scott’s Policies Are Contributing to Florida’s Toxic Algal BloomCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2018