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
|An Ocean and Climate Agenda for the New Administration||Center for American Progress||January 15, 2021|
|To Save Nature, We Must Protect 30 Percent of U.S. Ocean||Center for American Progress||November 16, 2020|
|How To Reform and Strengthen Fishery Habitat Protection||Center for American Progress||July 7, 2020|
|New Trump Executive Order Sells Off the Ocean and Fails Coastal Communities||Center for American Progress||May 22, 2020|
|Midwestern Floods Are Worsening the Gulf’s Toxic Algae Problem||Center for American Progress||July 9, 2019|
|How Marine Protected Areas Help Fisheries and Ocean Ecosystems||Center for American Progress||June 3, 2019|
|American Aquaculture||Center for American Progress||May 13, 2019|
|Making Waves||Center for American Progress||December 18, 2018|
|The Trump Administration’s New Attack on Marine Monuments||Center for American Progress||September 17, 2018|
|Gov. Scott’s Policies Are Contributing to Florida’s Toxic Algal Bloom||Center for American Progress||August 8, 2018|