Kaity Goldsmith

Program: Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship


Kaity Goldsmith has resolved to determine how best to bring scientific knowledge into policy action. In doing so, she studies coastal ecosystem services knowledge gaps in the policy and management community in Oregon. Her research will form a framework for connecting data needs of coastal policy makers and managers with scientific research with matching interests in the near future and long-term. She hopes this will provide a methodology for effectively connecting the scientific community with policy makers and managers in other coastal states.


Kaity’s interdisciplinary background began with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration concentration in Management and minor in French awarded from Bryant University in 2010. She is now a second year Masters of Environmental Management candidate under Dr. Elise Granek in the School of the Environment at Portland State University.

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Kaity is excited to apply her background and education to a career in coastal and marine policy creation and management implementation.