Kory M. Saunders, she, her, hers, is a graduate of Hampton University where she earned a BS in marketing and BA in Spanish. During her matriculation, she completed a two week-short term program in Spain and a five-week intensive language program in Mexico. Post graduation from Hampton University, she completed an additional two-week short-term program in Brazil. After working in the corporate sector, Kory went to graduate school and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an MA in international business (international marketing) from the University of Valencia in Spain.
Kory currently serves as the assistant director for strategic marketing, diversity and inclusion in the Study Abroad Office at NC State University. She manages an exchange portfolio in the Americas and advises students who are nominated to study in this region. She coordinates the short-term programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Science. Kory has a strong demonstrated commitment to making study abroad accessible for all students, especially those from underserved backgrounds. She has built strong relationships with colleagues on campus and created programming to amplify the voices and experiences of students from diverse backgrounds. Kory is the current chair of the Diversity Abroad Task Force for Race and Ethnicity and has just been named a finalist for the Diversity Abroad Rising Star in International Education Award.