Cori is broadly interested in marine conservation ecology, with an emphasis on merging basic science with applied issues and public engagement. She is a PhD student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, and collaborates with emLab to examine strategies for designing and managing marine protected areas. She comes to California from the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, where she worked on projects related to the population ecology of estuarine fishes and natural history of biogenic habitats. Now, her work explores quantifying those linkages to better inform fisheries and natural resource management. In her spare time, she prefers to be outside - hiking the beautiful California trails, surfing and diving the chilly Pacific waters, or just enjoying the sunny weather with friends.