After graduating from Norfolk State University, an HBCU in Virginia, Korie is now a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering learning about metastasis and avenues to stop the spread of cancer. She is addicted to working out and staying healthy as well as acquiring dope pairs of sneakers.
Before attending Cornell, this first-generation college student took a break after undergraduate studies and moved to Atlanta were she worked for a biomedical company. She was born into a loving, supportive, military family that traveled frequently moving every three years to places like Colorado, North Carolina, Belgium, Georgia, Arizona, and Virginia.
Korie is passionate about getting young girls excited and involved in the STEM fields, as well as increasing diversity in engineering. She also strongly desires to help undergraduates here at Cornell not only navigate through and overcome the adversities of undergraduate studies, but apply those learning experiences to the possibilities of pursuing a graduate degree or professional aspirations that they will ultimately enjoy. Given her life experiences, professional pursuits, and volunteer activities, Korie desires to develop the leadership and social capabilities of her residents while investing on their health and safety to create a home away from home.