Jewish MIT student killed in fall on India trip
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Jewish MIT student killed in fall on India trip

Kaitlin Goldstein, 28, a grad student from Providence, RI, fell off cliff while jogging in mountainous Ladakh

The mountainous region of Ladakh, in the northernmost part of India. (photo credit: Yifa Yaakov/The Times of Israel)
The mountainous region of Ladakh, in the northernmost part of India. (photo credit: Yifa Yaakov/The Times of Israel)

A Jewish graduate student from Providence, RI, was killed after falling off a cliff in northern India a week and a half ago, it was reported Monday.

Kaitlin Goldstein, 28, an architecture student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, slipped on loose rocks and fell several hundred feet while jogging on June 14.

A competitive runner, Goldstein was in the Ladakh region of India for a program on energy and development.

In a statement, MIT President L. Rafael Reif said Goldstein ”was passionately interested in energy solutions for the developing world, a subject she was exploring in a remote region of northern India at the time of her death.”

“The death of someone so young and promising is a terrible loss; we should all take time to reach out to those around us,” Reif added.

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