Jocelyn Cohen is a writer and a storyteller at heart. She knows a compelling story when she sees one, and that’s why she’s excited to serve as Director of Communications for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation. She connects CPARF with the community, sharing their dynamic work as it unfolds — including advancements, discoveries, and breakthroughs.
Jocelyn has cerebral palsy, and she understands that people with CP each experience it differently — it’s personal. She’s energized by CPARF’s work and proud to use her voice and professional expertise to make a difference for other people with CP.
Prior to joining CPARF, Jocelyn spent several years as a Senior Writer at UJA-Federation of New York, where she shaped messaging and drove fundraising communications for some of the organization’s largest divisions, helping to raise nearly $46 million each year. She also worked as a Communications Specialist at Katten.
Outside of work, Jocelyn often speaks with local physical therapy students about her life with CP, hoping to positively shape their perceptions and encourage their willingness to treat people with disabilities.
Jocelyn earned her BA in Creative Writing/English from Emory University and her JD from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.