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Aaron Goldstein joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in June of 2012. As Legislative Assistant, Mr. Goldstein monitors and writes about the federal budget process, education legislation, and important administrative actions to keep clients informed of activities in Washington that can affect their federal programs. He works with the Legislative Director and clients to develop their federal legislative strategies and facilitates their representation before Congress and administrative agencies.
Preceding his employment at Brustein & Manasevit, Mr. Goldstein worked for the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of the Deputy Secretary. As an Intern, Mr. Goldstein assisted with providing the Office of the Vice President with ARRA state updates and obligation and outlay templates, and entrusted in composing and filtering daily news briefings for senior staff. Mr. Goldstein also worked at Education Week as the Events Content Associate where he organized and planned Education Week Leadership Forums including the Ed Tech 2012: Boosting Student Achievement events. Aaron managed various aspects of the conferences ranging from social media and marketing to speaker outreach and logistical support. Mr. Goldstein has also been the District of Columbia & Maryland Recruitment Intern with Teach For America. At Teach For America, Aaron coordinated with the Manager of Regional Recruitment and Director of Recruitment to plan and execute events for the region and developed and executed Alternative Spring Break programs for students from D.C. and the Appalachian regions to become aware of the issue of education inequity. Mr. Goldstein was also a Government Relations Intern with the National Education Association (NEA) where he tracked federal education policy, was trained on a wide range of education policy issues, and shadowed NEA lobbyists to Capitol Hill. Aaron was also a District Office Intern with State Representative Elaine Nekritz (IL) where he tracked and monitored education reform legislation in state legislatures.
Mr. Goldstein has been published in numerous publications including EduWonk on the “Value of Higher Education: A Millennial Perspective,” Americans for Democratic Action Today on “Stuck at the Gate: Young Workers Struggle Just to Get Started,” was a member of the Discretionary Spending working group for the Budget for Millennial America, was a contributor for the Blueprint for the Millennial America, and had a policy brief entitled “Expanding the Growth Model Pilot Program” featured in the 2010 edition of the 10 Ideas for Education.
Mr. Goldstein received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from American University in 2012.