Corrie was born and raised in the Northern suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Lake Forest College with a BA in English. After spending some years as a part-time actor and full-time bookseller in Chicago, she took an administrative position at Providence St. Mel School, where she ended up teaching drama to 10th and 11th graders. In 2005, Corrie moved to the Bay Area where she worked for the travel publisher Lonely Planet in Oakland, CA and studied acting at the American Conservatory Theatre Studio. Eventually, she returned to school in Boston and received a graduate degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College. During her program, she was fortunate to work with the Outreach Fellow for ArtsEmerson to bring theatre to traditionally underserved audiences. For her Master’s Project she wrote a young adult play, which was selected to be work shopped by NYU’s New Plays for Young Audiences, Boston Children’s Theatre and was published by Dramatic Publishing in 2014.
Corrie is grateful for the opportunity to serve as a VISTA member as part of the Out-Of-School Time Partnerships team at Y.O.U. and is excited to bring her experience to creating new community partnerships.