Betsy Cohen


Betsy Cohen is Youth Communication’s executive director. She leads Youth Communication’s team, and is focused on growing the organization’s impact over the next several years. Before taking on the role as executive director, she served at YC’s deputy director, working closely with founder Keith Hefner. Betsy has worked in a variety of roles focused on NYC public schools at the Center for Supportive Schools, Success Academy Charter Schools, and at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She has a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Emory University in comparative literature. She lives in Jersey City with her husband and rescue pitbull named Doug.

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