Phoebe A. Cohen
Education and Outreach Lead
MIT NASA Astrobiology Node
E25 / MIT
Cambridge MA 02139
- B.A. in Earth Systems Science from Cornell University in 2002
- 2002 to 2004; Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY. Her responsibilities were wide-ranging and included doing basic research in paleontology, fundraisi n g, oversight and organization of professional publications, and public outreach and education. She worked closely with staff at all levels as well as with museum volunteers, donors, researchers and visitors.
- 2004 – 2010. Ph.D. in Paleontology and Geobiology from Harvard University - "Investigations of Enigmatic Neoproterozoic Eukaryotes". This research pro vided important insights into a number of enigmatic fossil groups from the Neoproterozoic time period, shedding light on the early evolution of complex life and its relationship with changes in the Earth system.
- During her time at Harvard, Phoebe collaborated with the Harvard Museum of Natural History on a hugely popular public outreach program that combined E arth history and paleontology with a participatory art project. She also taught adult education courses at the Museum and received a teaching award for her performance as a teaching fellow of undergraduate courses.
- Starting in spring of 2010, Phoebe joined the Education and Public Outreach group at the NASA MIT Astrobiology Advent of Complex Life team where she provides an essential link between research scientists and educators.
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