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Madison Goldberg


I’m an undergraduate at Harvard University, graduating this May with a degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences and a minor in Education. I wrote my senior thesis about the issue of acid mine drainage in the U.S., with a dual focus on its chemical mechanism and its implications for environmental justice. As a science writer, I hope to engage the voices of people directly affected by the scientific topics I’m writing about and to provide clear, contextualized reporting. Since I realized that I want to be a science communicator, I’ve practiced various genres through my coursework and campus publications, including narrative journalism, audio stories, and blog posts. Drawing from my academic area, I’ve focused especially on climate and the environment. In my free time, I’m a podcast enthusiast and an avid runner. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to cover energy and environmental topics with StateImpact Pennsylvania this summer!


Madison Goldberg smiles at the camera, with long hair in front of her shoulders. She has a white sweater and appears to be in a courtyard on a campus.

Harvard University

Fellowship Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation

Fellowship Host: StateImpact Pennsylvania