Research Staff / Student
Samantha Cohen is an MIT alumna of June 2011. She holds a B.S. degree in civil & environmental engineering and architecture. She is currently a first-year Master of City Planning candidate in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning program, after working in NYC for 4 years. She recently worked as an Infrastructure Engineer at Buro Happold designing sustainable infrastructure networks and strategies for new developments. This involved designing water and wastewater recycling, green infrastructure, and co-generation systems, as well as completing LEED Neighborhood Development certifications. Her next job was a Field Engineer at Blue Planet Environmental, which focused on water remediation and urban agriculture consulting.
Her interests and background lie in the merging of environmental engineering, ecology, landscape architecture, and urban design. She is focused on urban metabolics, such as designing integrated food, water, waste and energy systems.