Daniel Cohen is presently a 2013 Teach for America corps member, working with K-4 students at SPARK Academy in Newark, New Jersey. Prior to Teach for America, Mr. Cohen was the director of education services at ReServe, where he developed and implemented READY and ReServe’s other school-based education programs. Mr. Cohen was also the president of Dan Cohen & Sons LLC., an independent production company that he founded in 1999. The company specialized in original, award-winning television for reality, adventure, travel, cooking and character-driven documentaries and series. The company created programming for leading chefs and writers such as Bobby Flay, Ruth Reichl, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain. Previously, Mr. Cohen was senior vice president of advertising for The New York Times from 1996 to 1999. During his fifteen years at The Times he was also the vice president of advertising, group director of promotion, and managing director of business development and held positions in corporate planning and circulation. Early in his career, he spent five years as an on-air television journalist in Orlando, Florida.
Mr. Cohen has a background in oceanography and theater, and worked closely with Sylvia Earle, the renowned oceanographer when she was at Conservation International. His previous board services include overseer at Tufts University (his alma mater), board member of Children for Children and the chairman's council at Conservation International. He presently sits on the board of directors at Bottom Line New York, as well as the Rainforest Alliance.