As the Oregon Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Soil Scientist, Cory leads the Technical Soil Services program across the state. This work includes helping farmers, ranchers, and foresters use and understand soils information. Her undergraduate studies in Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University focused on understanding why soils are where they are and why they look like they look. She earned an MS from the University of California-Davis in Soil Science through the US Peace Corps Master's International Program. Her degree work on indigenous soil knowledge examined the interconnection between soil resource knowledge and management decisions of subsistence communities in Senegal, West Africa. Cory has worked for Oregon NRCS for almost 20 years mapping soils, conservation planning, and leading the State Soils team. Her favorite soil is Amity.