Rhaina Cohen Rhaina Cohen is an associate producer at Hidden Brain.
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Rhaina Cohen

Rhaina Cohen
Rhaina Cohen

Rhaina Cohen

Associate Producer, Hidden Brain

Rhaina Cohen is an associate producer for the social science show Hidden Brain. She's especially proud of episodes she produced on why sexual assault allegations are now being taken seriously, on obstacles to friendship that men face and why we rehash difficult memories.

She got her start in public radio as an intern for Planet Money. Before entering the audio world, Cohen was part of the production team for ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She also 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 the biography Michelle Obama: A Life.

As a Marshall Scholar, Cohen 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 United States: acrobatic rock'n'roll). She holds a bachelor's degree in American studies from Northwestern University. In college and graduate school she researched family policies, traveling to Denmark, Iceland and a U.S. military base. As a 2018 FASPE fellow, she studied journalism ethics in Germany and Poland.

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