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Lisa A. Goldstein

@lisarati.bsky.social & LinkedIn

In My Head, my personal blog


A selection of my articles are available on this subpage.

Work Experience:

  1. Writer, Eye & Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh, September 2021-Present.
  2. Writer and Editor (previously Managing Editor, Associate Editor, and Senior Reporter), Sonova (formerly HearingLikeMe.com), March 2018-present.
  3. Contributing Writer and Editor, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, March 2017-Present.
  4. Contributing Writer and LeboLife Blogger, Mt. Lebanon Magazine, April 2015-Present.
  5. Freelance Editor and Writer, October 1998-Present. Commentary and feature stories in print and various online sites.
  6. Contributing Writer, WomenWhistleblowers.com, March 2018-2019.
  7. Contributing writer, WomensHealth.com, January 2015-2018.
  8. Community Columnist and HearingLikeMe Ambassador, HearingLikeMe.com, May 2012-September 2015.
  9. Columnist, i711.com, March 2005-2012. Technology advocacy column: Bits, Bytes, and Baudot.
  10. Senior Contributing Writer, iParenting Media (DisneyFamily.com), January 2002-2009. Websites and, previously, Family Energy Magazine.
  11. Book Reviewer, BookBrowse, October 2007-May 2008.
  12. Columnist, The Jewish Chronicle, January 2002-June 2003. Responsible for twice-monthly column.
  13. Staff Writer and Columnist, The Jewish Chronicle, September 2001-January 2002. Wrote and edited articles for weekly publication. Responsible for monthly column. Helped update Web site.
  14. Contributing Writer, HiP Magazine, Berkeley, CA, October 1998-May 2001. Wrote for a non-profit publication for deaf and hard-of-hearing kids, 8 to 14 years old.
  15. Associate Editor and Reporter, CanDo.com, Mountain View, CA, July 2000-January 2001. Responsible for disability related content. Used customized tool to edit and post stories.
  16. Intern, SF Gate, San Francisco, CA, June-August 1999. Responsible for breaking news, generating and rewriting stories.
  17. Team Leader, Client Services, Second to None, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, August 1996-May 1998. Supervisor and editor; creator and publisher of weekly company newsletter.
  18. Proofreader and Editorial Assistant, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, MI, Summer 1994 & 1995. Proofread legal documents and texts, processed database.
  19. Intern, Amherst Bee Community Newspaper, Buffalo, NY, July-August 1993. Worked with editors of the various Bee newspapers, wrote feature articles.

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Journalism, Master of Journalism, May, 2000.

Skidmore College, Major: English, Minor: Classics, Bachelor of Arts, May, 1995.

Advanced Studies in England, Bath, England, affiliated with Oxford University, Spring 1994.


Finalist for Golden Quill Award, Digital Category, Arts & Entertainment by Press Club of Western Pennsylvania for "Are You There, Judy Blume?" LeboLife, Mt. Lebanon Magazine, 2017.

McClatchy Prize for In-Depth Reporting, UCB School of Journalism, 2000.

Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship, 1998-1999.


Board Member, Lebo Pride, May 2022-Present.

Member of Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, 1982-Present. Numerous state leadership positions and national committee roles, 1996-Present.

Temple Emanuel Board of Trustees, June 2014-2018. Executive Board, 2019-2022. Chair of Communications Committee, June 2013-June 2020. Co-chair of Diversity & Inclusion Task Force (formerly LGBTQ+ Task Force), 2018-2021.

BEA Volunteer Program, Advanced Bionics, June 2009-Present.

Member, Mt. Lebanon School District Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, September 2020-May 2022.

Volunteer, Reading is Fundamental (RIF), 2012-2015.

Advisory Board member and volunteer for the National Center on Disability and Journalism, 2001-2008.

Volunteer co-coordinator of open captioned movies at the University of Michigan, May 1996-May 1998. In charge of ordering and promoting films.

Reporter for Skidmore News, campus newspaper, 1991.


Available upon request.

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