Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs
Sarah Goldberg is a food enthusiast, policy analyst and communications specialist. She loves food. She enjoys talking about how food tastes, how crops grow and how science can advance agriculture.
Goldberg currently serves as the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) director of communications and legislative affairs. In this capacity, she plans and executes how FFAR communicates about its work to the public and legislative constituencies.
Prior to joining FFAR, Goldberg worked as a program analyst for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, at the US Department of Agriculture. As a program analyst, she addressed policy questions and managed projects that eased the administrative burden for states and simplified the application process for clients.
Goldberg also spent six years bolstering domestic food and agricultural policy, tropical deforestation policy and international climate policy as a press secretary at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). She leveraged her relationships with the media to increase mainstream scientific reporting, further specific policies and promote scientific experts. Goldberg attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in 2011, 2013 and 2014, where she supported UCS’s delegation on numerous policy topics.
Goldberg earned a Master of Public Policy from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration at The George Washington University. She has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, where she learned to be a controversial dinner guest, majoring in both religion and politics.