Kori received her BS in Evolution and Ecology from The Ohio State University and worked as a park naturalist prior to becoming the Outreach Program Specialist at the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District. Kori’s love for birds came about while working on birdsong projects at the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics at Ohio State with Doug and Angelika Nelson, who also kickstarted her passion for birding and conservation. Kori served for three years on the Columbus Audubon board before her election as CA president.