Cory received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Florida in 2014. As an undergraduate and lab technician, she researched coral-algal microbial interactions, density-dependent effects of worm-snail feeding on coral health, nutrient-driven increases in coral diseases and bleaching, and the impacts of sedimentation on reef herbivory. Cory joined the Burkepile Lab in 2015 as a National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellow.
Cory's current research investigates how local anthropogenic stressors interact on multiple scales to alter coral reef community structure and resilience.