Before assuming her current position, Cohen served as assistant director of student services and later, director of special programs in the School's Undergraduate Programs office. Previously, she held a number of management and administrative positions, including accounts payable/receivable, manager at Forsyth Dental Center, audit supervisor at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, and office manager at Marcam Data Systems Corporation. Cohen holds a BA from the University of Southern Maine and an MEd from Northeastern University.