As a Forest Program Associate for Connecticut and New York, Rosa Goldman works with local landowners to make their forests healthier for birds and other wildlife.
Growing up in semi-rural western Massachusetts, Goldman recounts the impact forests had on her childhood:
“I definitely took forests for granted,” she said. “I was surrounded by them all the time, and loved spending time in the woods.”
It was not until she received her bachelor’s in environmental studies and moved to New York City that Goldman realized just how powerful that influence was. “Suddenly the type of forest I’d grown up in wasn’t as accessible to me anymore. I started learning about urban forestry, but pretty quickly realized that I wanted to go back to school to study forests more broadly.”