Kohler graduated from Yale College in 2016 with a degree in history. His senior thesis, which focused on sex discrimination in the airline industry, won Yale’s John Addison Porter Prize for excellence in American history. While in college, Kohler served as the editor in chief of the Yale Herald, Yale’s weekly newspaper, and as the managing editor of the Yale Politic, the undergraduate political journal. Before joining the Bronx Defenders, Kohler interned at the Yale Alumni Magazine and ABC News. Kohler grew up in Brooklyn, New York and is proficient in Italian.