Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award

The Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award recognizes a NESEA Member early in their career for current and potential engagement with NESEA.


Any NESEA Member can submit a nomination; the nomination period for the 2023 award is closed.


  • Nominee must be a NESEA Member in the first ten years of their career.

Selection Criteria

  • Nominee has made an impact on NESEA.
  • Nominee has demonstrated the potential to continue to meaningfully affect the future of NESEA.
  • Nominee exemplifies the legacy of service and leadership of Kate Goldstein.

Goals of this Award

This award

  • Honors the contributions of newer members of NESEA in a highly visible way
  • Recognizes the diversity of the NESEA community
  • Develops a leadership pipeline
  • Fosters a spirit of service and participation among emerging professionals
  • Reflects NESEA’s commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders in high-performance building


Awards are presented during our annual awards reception, NESEA Night.

Questions?: Contact Florence MacGregor, fmacgregor@nesea.org.

Our Mission

NESEA advances sustainability practices in the built environment by cultivating a cross-disciplinary community where practitioners are encouraged to share, collaborate and learn.