by the Forward

MIT Grad Student Kaitlin Goldstein Plunges to Death During Jog in India

A Jewish graduate student at MIT fell off a cliff and died June 14 while running in a mountainous area of northern India, where she had just arrived for a program on energy and development.

Kaitlin Goldstein, 28, of Rhode Island, apparently slipped on loose rocks and fell several hundred feet off a cliff while on a morning run.

Goldstein was in the process of completing her PhD in architecture at MIT. She had arrived in Ladakh, a remote region in northern India, on June 7 to complete a program on energy and development. After the program, she had intended to stay and help install solar panels at a Buddhist monastery.

Goldstein was last seen going for a morning run around dawn. Students and instructors were quickly alerted to her disappearance and began the search. Goldstein’s parents flew to India to assist the investigation.

Her body was found last Saturday.

In a statement to the MIT community, President L. Rafael Reif said in an e-mail, “As Kate’s family and friends bear this sorrow, we offer them the sympathy and support of the MIT community. The death of someone so young and promising is a terrible loss; we should all take time to reach out to those around us.”

MIT Grad Student Kaitlin Goldstein Plunges to Death During Jog in India

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

MIT Grad Student Kaitlin Goldstein Plunges to Death During Jog in India

Thank you!

This article has been sent!