Maeve Cohen studied economics at the University of Manchester where she was deeply dissatisfied with the narrow and highly theoretical curricular. With some fellow students, she co-founded the Post-Crash Economics Society (PCES) to campaign for a better economics education. They later sourced funding and established themselves as a national charity. In 2015 PCE merged with Rethinking Economics (RE), another student-led campaign for curriculum reform. Five years on, they have a dedicated staff team and support student groups across the globe to lobby their university departments for change. After graduating, she worked for the Institute for Public Policy Research before returning to RE as co-director for two years. She is currently studying an MA in International Political Economy at the University of Manchester.