Anna Goldstein is a science policy researcher with a passion for advancing clean energy technology. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She is a member of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy group, studying public funding and management of energy technology research and development.
Beyond her research, Anna seeks to advance public understanding of and participation in science. She co-founded a program called Letters to a Pre-Scientist that connects underprivileged middle school students with scientists as pen pals. In 2014, she taught a course titled “Solar Energy: Technology, Policy & Impact” at Mount Holyoke College.
Anna received her Ph.D. in 2014 in Chemistry with an emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked to understand and improve nanomaterials for use in artificial photosynthesis and electrochemical energy storage. Her research shed new light on the crystal structures and formation mechanisms of various complex metal oxides and porous materials. She has an M.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.