Cory Campbell graduated from Reed College in 2001 with a B.A. in music. His undergraduate thesis examined the influence of modern physics on music composition post-1950. From 2003 to 2005 he taught English in Betroka, Madagascar, as a Peace Corps volunteer. He graduated from Stanford University’s Teacher Education Program in 2009, and currently teaches Social Studies at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, Washington.