Mon Cochran is currently a writer living in South Orleans, on Cape Cod. He grew up on the Cape, went to Orleans public schools, and received his BA from Harvard in sociology. His PhD in developmental psychology is from the University of Michigan. Mon is a professor emeritus at Cornell University, where for 35 years he taught and conducted applied child development research in the College of Human Ecology. Since retirement Mon has shifted his focus to ways of helping children and adults understand why the earth’s climate is changing and what they can do to manage those changes. He is currently President of the Sipson Island Trust and an adjunct educator with the Center for Coastal Studies. Mon served previously on the Friends of Pleasant Bay Board from 2014-19, with two years as Board President.