Heather Goldstone joins Woodwell Climate to lead communications team

Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer

Woodwell Climate Ressearch Center (formerly Woods Hole Research Center) is welcoming Heather Goldstone, a Ph.D.-credentialed scientist and an award-winning journalist, as Chief Communications Officer.

Dr. Goldstone’s work has focused on introducing audiences to the excitement of discovery and the importance of science in our daily lives. She served as science correspondent for WCAI and WGBH Radio, hosting Living Lab Radio. Goldstone holds a Ph.D. in ocean science from M.I.T. and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Her reporting on science and the environment has appeared on NPR, PBS News Hour, The Takeaway, and PRI’s The World. In 2014, she was recognized with WGBH’s Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George Producer award.

“Heather combines enormous talent for communications with deep expertise in climate change and top-notch credentials in earth science,” Woodwell President Dr. Philip Duffy said. “I am excited about her ability to help us reach new and bigger audiences as we seek to increase our impact and visibility.”

Dr. Goldstone will lead Woodwell Climate’s communications team, overseeing media outreach, social media, and Woodwell Climate’s monthly newsletter and twice-yearly Canopy magazine. David McGlinchey, who had overseen communications, will become Chief of External Affairs, leading Woodwell’s partnerships and government relations.

“Climate science has been a central theme of my reporting over the past decade. I am excited to put all of my energy into finding innovative ways to continue delivering Woodwell Climate’s important science into the hands of those who can drive climate action,” Dr. Goldstone said.