Samuel (Sam) Cohen is a first-year M.S. + Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, advised by Kimberly Van Meter. Sam is also an Environmental Scholar within the interdisciplinary Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State. Currently, his research focuses on the biogeochemistry and ecohydrology of human-impacted watersheds, with the goal of better understanding the behavior of nutrient pollutants (specifically nitrogen and phosphorus).
Prior to attending Penn State, Sam received his B.A. in environmental studies from the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His undergraduate research utilized organic geochemistry and paleolimnology to reconstruct climatic patterns of the Holocene.