Jaime Goldstein joined MIT in the fall of 2012. Goldstein holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Non-Fiction Writing from The University of Pennsylvania as well as a Masters in Education from The University of Pennsylvania. Goldstein began her writing career as an undergraduate when she earned a Nassau Fund Award for her research and work in writing a non-fiction book about an environmental non-profit’s quest to protect Utah’s wild lands. Soon after, she became a writer and editor for Backpacker Magazine and then segued into the classroom as a UPENN Urban Dean Scholar, where she taught English for several years. In addition to teaching, Goldstein has held several administrative positions in a variety of educational organizations.
The BE Communication Lab was launched in 2012 to help Course 20 students learn to communicate more effectively.
Staffed by the BE Communication Fellows, the BE Communication Lab offers writing support for scientists by scientists. Course 20 undergraduate students, graduate students and post-docs are invited to bring in any communication-related pieces they are working on – from resumes and posters to theses and publications. The lab encourages students to book appointments at any stage in the writing process – the sooner the better. In addition to offering coaching, the BE Communication Lab runs workshops and is building an online tool box so that students can quickly find tips and resources on scientific communication best practices.