1996-2003    University of California, Los Angeles                                      
1992-1996    Tufts University

Ph.D. (June 2003) University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Dissertation Title: “Physiological responses of a bloom-forming macroalga to eutrophic conditions: implications for use as a bioindicator of freshwater and nutrient influx to estuarine areas.”

B.S. (May 1996) Tufts University, Medford, MA 
Biology, Environmental Studies
“Summa Cum Laude with High Thesis Honors”
Thesis: “Factors affecting settlement and metamorphosis in the marine polychaete Capitella sp.I.”
Dr. Cohen in field