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Kayla Cohen

Senior Researcher

Kayla Cohen is a Senior Researcher at Carbon Gap and applies her talent as an environmental researcher and writer to advocating for the just and effective scale up of carbon removal. 

At 19, she joined the founding class of undergraduates at Minerva University, where students live in six countries over the course of their education. Her studies took her to the United States, Germany, Argentina, United Kingdom, India and South Korea. After graduating with a dual Natural Sciences and Arts and Humanities focus, she worked with scientist Jo Handelsman on the book A World Without Soil, published by Yale University Press.  

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she pursued a masters in Environment and Development at the London School of Economics, winning the prize for Best Dissertation and Best Overall Academic Performance. The topic of her dissertation, which was recently published in The Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, was Māori Perspectives on Justice for Pacific Islanders at Risk of Climate-induced Displacement