Cory spent his early years in the mountains near Steamboat Springs, Colorado
where he fed grasshoppers to anthills, got thrown from a horse, and skipped
school to go skiing. Upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts
with a biology degree, Cory moved back to Steamboat where he worked the
night shift testing water for radioactivity.
After chemicals burnt holes in
all his good shirts, Cory moved on to Vermont where he landed a job as a
reporter and photographer for The Valley Reporter, where he wrote about
science and his own misadventures. He also incurred the wrath of
then-governor Howard Dean by asking him awkward questions. Seeking less
dangerous working conditions, Cory entered Boston University's Science and
Medical Journalism program.
Cory's articles have appeared in The Valley
Reporter, The "Mad Cow" Disease website, The Vermont Institute of
Architects website, The Vermont Institute of Natural Science website, Eurekalert and several
others. Most recently, Cory interned as a health and medicine writer for US
News and World Report, where he continues to write on a weekly basis for the
website and the magazine.