Cori grew-up in Gatineau, Quebec and it was there that her mother introduced her to her Haida heritage, through visits to the Canadian Museum of History. After spending most of her childhood and adolescence in Quebec, she moved to Haida Gwaii in 2001. Between 2003 and 2006, she honed her drawing and carving skills, and completed several design workshops with acclaimed Haida artist, Robert Davidson. In 2007, Cori received a YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship which enabled her to study under Robert’s brother, Reg Davidson. Another highlight of her young career was dancing in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In 2012, Cori was again recognized by the YVR Art Foundation, winning the Frank O’Neill Visionary Award for her cultural vision and artistic determination.