Cole is an acquisitions editor in Life Sciences at W.H. Freeman and Company, part of Macmillan Higher Education. She is editor for several of Macmillan Higher Education's biology textbooks and digital products for college undergraduates, including Shuster/Vigna Biology for a Changing World (published in conjunction with Scientific American), Lodish Molecular Cell Biology, and Cox/Doudna Molecular Biology: Principles and Practice. She has worked with world-class scientists and educators to create dynamic teaching and learning resources for undergraduate biology courses from introductory biology to cell biology. Cole has also attended several conferences and workshops on biology education, including the National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education.