Gayle Goldin represents the East Side/Fox Point neighborhood of Providence. As a newly elected senator, Gayle championed the passage of Temporary Caregiver Insurance, making Rhode Island the third state in the country to create paid family leave and the first to do so with job protection. She is focused on common-sense legislation to grow our middle class. She is deeply committed to improving outcomes for children in foster care, quality public education for all children, creating economic development opportunities, protecting Rhode Island’s most vulnerable populations and ensuring that diverse voices are included in the legislative process.
Gayle is also the strategic initiatives officer for Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, where she conducts research, manages the Fund’s economic self-sufficiency initiatives, and runs the Women’s Policy Institute. Previously, she served as a consultant to a wide range of non-profit organizations, assisting with grassroots advocacy efforts, grant writing, and qualitative research. She began her career in Rhode Island working at a national organization focused on increasing access to health care for the uninsured.
Gayle graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in English Literature and earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Tufts University. She is the recipient of a 2013 congressional Angels in Adoption Award, the 2014 Bell of Hope Award from the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Parent Information Network's Legislator of the Year award, and has been named one of the Women's Campaign Fund's 40 national Game Changers. She is also a board member of Temple Emanu-El in Providence.
Gayle and her husband, Jeff Levy, live on the East Side of Providence with their two sons, Zack and Jonah, and their dog, Koji.