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Senior Liza Goldberg named 2024 Marshall Scholar

The scholarship will support Goldberg’s graduate studies in climate change, planetary health, and environment and development.

Liza Goldberg, ’24, is a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship. (Image credit: Courtesy Office of Global Scholarships)

Stanford senior Liza Goldberg is among the newest recipients of the Marshall Scholarship, which will support her graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

The prestigious fellowship supports up to three years of graduate study in any academic topic at any university in the U.K. It is fully funded by the British government.

As a Marshall Scholar, Goldberg will pursue a master’s of science degree in climate change and planetary health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a master’s of science degree in environment and development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Goldberg is from Urbana, Maryland. At Stanford, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree with honors in Earth systems, as well as a minor in data science. Her tentative honors thesis through the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law’s Fisher Family Undergraduate Honors Program is titled “Investigating and Addressing Psychological Climate Poverty Traps among India’s Rural Youth.”

Since age 14, Goldberg has worked with NASA to use satellite technology to inform global deforestation and climate adaptation policy. As a National Geographic Explorer, Goldberg conceived of and led an initiative to increase climate literacy among underprivileged youth across developing nations. In 2019, she was named the youngest female Google Developer Expert for her work with Google Earth Engine, a cutting-edge satellite analysis tool. She is also a Sigma Squared Fellow and a Slavin Family Foundation Fellow.

The Marshall Scholarship program was created by the British Parliament in 1953 as a living memorial to former U.S. Secretary of State General George C. Marshall and the U.S. for assistance under the Marshall Plan.

International scholarships

Stanford students interested in overseas scholarships and Stanford faculty interested in nominating students for such awards should contact Diane Murk, manager of the Office of Global Scholarships at, of the Bechtel International Center.