Cole is the Senior Editor of Waste Dive and has been on the team since 2016. Prior to covering the industry, he learned about waste firsthand during more than a decade of restaurant and catering work in multiple cities. Cole earned a BFA from Emerson College and a MA from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is a born Mainer and proud resident of Somerville, MA, where he hosts the weekly show "Techno Trash" on Boston Free Radio.