Rhaina Cohen Rhaina Cohen is a production assistant for Hidden Brain.
Rhaina Cohen
Rhaina Cohen

Rhaina Cohen

Production Assistant, Hidden Brain

Rhaina is a production assistant for Hidden Brain. She got her start in public radio as an intern for Planet Money. Before entering the audio world, Rhaina worked in television news and on book projects. She was part of the production team for the ABC News show, This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She worked as a research assistant for Rebecca Traister on the New York Times bestselling book, All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation and for Peter Slevin on his biography of the former first lady, Michelle Obama: A Life.

As a Marshall Scholar, Rhaina received a master's in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford (and while there, competed in a dance style that hasn't yet gained ground in the U.S., Acrobatic Rock 'n Roll). She holds a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Northwestern University. Through her undergraduate and graduate research, Rhaina studied family policies in Denmark, Iceland and the U.S. military.

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In a study conducted by psychologist Jennifer Bosson, some men reported that ordering a drink with a cocktail umbrella felt like a gender violation. Parth Shah hide caption

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'Man Up': How A Fear Of Appearing Feminine Restricts Men, And Affects Us All

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The Psychological Forces Behind A Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

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The Cassandra Curse: Why We Heed Some Warnings, And Ignore Others

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Creating God

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Watch Your Mouth

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Fake News: An Origin Story

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Rates of "summer melt" are highest for students from lower-income backgrounds, especially if their own parents didn't go through the college application process. Hill Street Studios/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Summer Melt: Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

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Looking Back: Reflecting On The Past To Understand The Present

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The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting

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