Environmental Engineering & Science
Topics of Interest: Urban household sanitation service solutions, energy expenditure associated with water fetching and rural water supply
Research Projects: Impact Evaluation of Increased Access to Improved Water Supply: Mozambique and Integrated Mobile Sanitation Solutions in Peri-urban Settings: Haiti
Kory is a PhD student in the Environmental Engineering & Science program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He is currently working on the topic of non-networked water supply and sanitation in Mozambique and Haiti. He has been working on a large rural water improvement impact evaluation in Nampula, Mozambique. He specifically studies the caloric energy women expend when carrying water. Additionally, Kory and fellow WHD member Sebastien Tilmans are Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Explorations Grantees pursuing extremely low-cost sanitation business, service and product development in Haitian slums (Integrated Mobile Sanitation Solutions in Peri-urban Settings: Haiti, re.source).
Kory was born and grew up in Oregon till the age of 10 and still considers it home. He lived in Texas, North Carolina and the Ukraine before moving to Papua New Guinea for four years. After graduating from Ukarumpa International Secondary School, he went on to receive a BS in Environmental Biology and MS in Environmental Science from Taylor University. His research focused on dialectic variations in the Florida Scrub Jay female hiccup call and was conducted in Florida, primarily at Canaveral National Seashore. After completion of his studies he joined the Peace Corps and served as a Biology teacher in Mozambique for two years. He then extended his service for a third year as the Peace Corps Volunteer Leader for Project Development, where he performed financial oversight, assisted in planning and helped realize several nationwide projects that focused on women’s empowerment, skills training, HIV prevention and science education.
Kory is an EPA Star Fellow. He also received a 2009-2010 James H. Polhemus Fellowship, a 2010-2011 FLAS Fellowship in Portuguese, a Stanford University Center for African Studies 2011 Summer Fellowship and a 2011-2012 Rotary District Fellowship.