If you are up on your women in science trivia, you are likely familiar with Ada Lovelace. Lovelace is credited with writing the world’s first computer code. Remarkably, she created code way back in 1843 for a machine that wasn’t even fully functioning yet. 1843! The “Analytical Machine” was built by her colleague Charles Babbage […]
Gretchen Goldman, PhD, is a lead analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she researches how science is used and misused in public policy. Previously, Dr Goldman was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology working on statistical modeling of urban air pollution for use in epidemiologic studies of acute human health effects. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University. Dr. Goldman has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Boston Globe, CNN.com, National Journal, The Guardian, Politico, and the Hill. She currently serves as the vice-chair on the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.