Jeff Goldman, now based in the Washington, DC area, has fortunately received directions, cultural insights, and genuine kindness from countless locals while working & backpacking in 54 countries across six continents. He joined the Fair Trade Resource Network as Executive Director in January 2009 to help build public awareness of Fair Trade, and to develop resources for learning and discussing the movement. Prior to that, he served for 2 years as Executive Director of Mango Tree, a socially responsible business designing & producing low-literacy communication materials in Uganda.
He was first introduced to Fair Trade while working 5 years as a Membership & Development Coordinator at Co-op America (now Green America). He has led service learning & personal growth trips for groups of secondary school students to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Cuba, Thailand, Australia, and Hawaii.
He taught English in China, environmental science in Bolivia, and social studies at two Washington, DC, high schools. For five years he led experiential education programs for students at Close Up in Washington, DC, by guiding week-long government & politics education tours.
He earned an M.S. in Energy and Environmental Policy from MIT, and a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He loves health food, digital photography, playing tennis & adventuring in nature.
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Socially Responsible Business in Uganda
If you would like to plan a speaking event with Jeff Goldman, please email him at: news [at] ftrn [dot] org or phone 917-464-5558