Abigail Cohen

Abigail Cohen

Works at:

Freelance / Self Employed

Location in:

Greater New York City Area, United States

Abigail Cohen

Abigails connections

Currently

Works at:
Freelance / Self Employed
Location in:
Greater New York City Area, United States

Bio

Experienced startup professional with a record of achievement in designing and implementing organization and brand strategies. International operations and growth experience. Specializes in the establishment of corporate social responsibility initiatives and the development of strategic partnerships in social enterprise, clean technology, emerging markets, and nonprofits.

Interests:
Technology distribution (marketing, operations, financing) and impact-driven sales.

Abigail speaks

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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Work

2013 – present

Project Management Consultant

Freelance / Self Employed
  • Independent Project and Operations consultant in social technology for early-stage enterprises.
  • • Provided support and management services to North Brooklyn Farms, an urban farm and education center and EdenWorks, a food production technology startup
  • • Brought media coverage and increased growth opportunities to Bitponics, a hydroponics automation software company, by managing an interdisciplinary team of industrial designers, fabricators, and technologists to demonstrate the software company's platform in activations throughout the city
  • • Gave Marketing and Operations support to Makeosity, a growing EdTech startup based in the Bronx
2012 – 2013
(Jan – Oct)

Vice President of Social Development and Impact

Uncharted Play Inc
  • Developed Social Impact Strategy and Performance Evaluation Metrics for a social enterprise specializing in distributed, alternative energy in the form of an electricity-generating sports products and toys.
  • • Sought funding, managed grant application, and oversaw international financial reporting and development opportunities
  • • Established and maintained international strategic partnerships, including all non-profit, government agency, and private CSR initiatives
  • • Developed sustainability curriculum and managed its international distribution and maintenance
  • • Managed a team of 5 associates to monitor and evaluate environmental and social impact of all company operations and products
  • • Engaged stakeholders at all levels of the value chain in the establishment of impact criteria
2009 – 2011

Chief Marketing + Communications Officer

re:char
  • Developed marketing strategies, digital and print media, intern recruitment and oversight, public relations, and stakeholder engagement at a small Clean Energy startup.
  • • Secured over $500K in grant funding from the Dutch Postcode Green Lottery Challenge, The Gates Foundation and National Geographic Foundation and managed fiscal reporting
  • • Established and maintained international strategic and implementation partnerships
  • • Managed engineering team, quality control standards, rapid prototyping, and product design
2008 – 2010

Director of Fieldwork and Outreach

re:char
  • Managed re:char's field testing both in Austin and abroad. Coordinates and compiles marketing materials and social media outreach, oversee interns, and elicits clear, concise communication between members re:char's engineering and management team.
2009
(Jan – Jun)

Green Marketing Assistant

J. Ottman Consulting INC.
  • Chief assistant to the founder of the city’s first marketing consultancy specializing in green products and environmental responsibility.
  • • Conducted market and product research
  • • Managed accounts and client relationships
  • • Developed and implemented new client acquisition strategy
  • • Managed a team of 3 assistants
2008 – 2009
(Sep – Jun)

Board Member

Columbia Food Sustainability Project
  • The Columbia University Food Sustainability Project supports the development of a just food system. We currently run the Columbia Community Garden and Morningside Heights CSA, and are developing a public housing community garden.
  • I lead a project called RooFood, that educates and motivates urban garden expansion to reach skyward.
2008 – 2009
(Oct – Jan)

Intern

East New York Farms!
  • Coordinated farm activities, networked collaborators, designed collateral.

Work

2013 – present

Project Management Consultant

Freelance / Self Employed
  • Independent Project and Operations consultant in social technology for early-stage enterprises.
  • • Provided support and management services to North Brooklyn Farms, an urban farm and education center and EdenWorks, a food production technology startup
  • • Brought media coverage and increased growth opportunities to Bitponics, a hydroponics automation software company, by managing an interdisciplinary team of industrial designers, fabricators, and technologists to demonstrate the software company's platform in activations throughout the city
  • • Gave Marketing and Operations support to Makeosity, a growing EdTech startup based in the Bronx
2012 – 2013
(Jan – Oct)

Vice President of Social Development and Impact

Uncharted Play Inc
  • Developed Social Impact Strategy and Performance Evaluation Metrics for a social enterprise specializing in distributed, alternative energy in the form of an electricity-generating sports products and toys.
  • • Sought funding, managed grant application, and oversaw international financial reporting and development opportunities
  • • Established and maintained international strategic partnerships, including all non-profit, government agency, and private CSR initiatives
  • • Developed sustainability curriculum and managed its international distribution and maintenance
  • • Managed a team of 5 associates to monitor and evaluate environmental and social impact of all company operations and products
  • • Engaged stakeholders at all levels of the value chain in the establishment of impact criteria
2009 – 2011

Chief Marketing + Communications Officer

re:char
  • Developed marketing strategies, digital and print media, intern recruitment and oversight, public relations, and stakeholder engagement at a small Clean Energy startup.
  • • Secured over $500K in grant funding from the Dutch Postcode Green Lottery Challenge, The Gates Foundation and National Geographic Foundation and managed fiscal reporting
  • • Established and maintained international strategic and implementation partnerships
  • • Managed engineering team, quality control standards, rapid prototyping, and product design
2008 – 2010

Director of Fieldwork and Outreach

re:char
  • Managed re:char's field testing both in Austin and abroad. Coordinates and compiles marketing materials and social media outreach, oversee interns, and elicits clear, concise communication between members re:char's engineering and management team.
2009
(Jan – Jun)

Green Marketing Assistant

J. Ottman Consulting INC.
  • Chief assistant to the founder of the city’s first marketing consultancy specializing in green products and environmental responsibility.
  • • Conducted market and product research
  • • Managed accounts and client relationships
  • • Developed and implemented new client acquisition strategy
  • • Managed a team of 3 assistants
2008 – 2009
(Sep – Jun)

Board Member

Columbia Food Sustainability Project
  • The Columbia University Food Sustainability Project supports the development of a just food system. We currently run the Columbia Community Garden and Morningside Heights CSA, and are developing a public housing community garden.
  • I lead a project called RooFood, that educates and motivates urban garden expansion to reach skyward.
2008 – 2009
(Oct – Jan)

Intern

East New York Farms!
  • Coordinated farm activities, networked collaborators, designed collateral.

Education

2006 – 2009

Barnard College- Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
2006 – 2009

Columbia University

BA

Additional Info

Website
re-char.com