Alice Goldberg joined the John Muir Project’s EastCoast team as their Grassroots Organizer in November of 2019.
Alice Goldberg’s environmentalist roots grew early in life when she spent three years focusing on environmental and earth science at her public magnet middle school. She carried this love for our shared home with her throughout her early adult years and went on to earn her Masters’ Degree in Environmental and Energy Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. Alice spent the first four years after graduate school working for solar energy firms in DC, including a residential installer, community solar developer, energy consulting firm, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Her relationship-building skills came in handy in sales positions, however, she wanted to put her policy degree to direct use in the fight against climate change.
As the Grassroots Organizer for the John Muir Project, Alice connects with environmental, climate and social justice movement groups, especially youth and young adult groups to find points of intersectionality in our fight to protect U.S. forests. She spends time learning about shared goals, disperses educational material about forest and wildfire ecology, and provides strategic feedback about how best our movements can work together to protect the planet while restoring power to the disenfranchised communities that will bear the brunt of climate change impacts.
In her off-time, Alice spends time volunteering with the Sunrise Movement DC Hub as one of their song leaders and social coordinators and believes that music has the power to deeply communicate in ways that provide solace and energy for positive change.