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Kory Saunders

Assistant Director for Strategic Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Semester Programs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kory M. Saunders is a lifelong learner of culture, hence her love for languages, travel, dance, design, food, education and the connection we as people share between each other and the cultures in which we live. Before coming to NC State Kory was the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Center for International Education at Columbus State University. Kory is currently the Assistant Director for Strategic Marketing, Diversity and Inclusion in the Study Abroad Office. Her manages an exchange portfolio in the Americas and manages the short term programs for the College of Agriculture and Life science. She leads the strategic marketing efforts and the diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts for the office as well.

Kory graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in Marketing and B.A. in Spanish. During her matriculation, she studied abroad in Spain and Mexico. She also studied abroad in Brazil a year after she graduated. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an M.A. in International Business (International Marketing) from the University of Valencia in Spain, where she completed her thesis on personal branding.

Kory has worked in Fortune 500 companies in international marketing but realized her passion lies in coupling her international marketing and branding expertise with her love of culture and travel in the areas of study abroad and international programs in Higher Education. She appreciates the opportunity to be of service to her students, fellow faculty and staff at NC State and the larger International Higher Education Community.

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