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MPPA Scholar and Orangebook Editor
BA, Honors-English Literature, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kori Lautner is a second-year candidate in the Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program, with a concentration in Management. Kori graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in Honors-English Literature, and currently works for The Great Schools Partnership as the Community School Resource Coordinator for Knoxville’s historic Lonsdale neighborhood. As Lonsdale’s community school coordinator, Kori is responsible for engaging a culturally and ethnically diverse population concentrated in one of Knoxville’s most economically depressed neighborhoods for the purpose of identifying and remediating systemic barriers to education. Her professional and academic interests center on community engagement, systems of community empowerment and disempowerment, and equitable access to educational opportunities. Kori is also 2017 graduate of Knoxville’s Community Action Committee (CAC) Community Leadership Program. Upon graduating, Kori plans to continue her work in community outreach and engagement with the intent of improving education equity and access to educational opportunities across Knox County and the state of Tennessee.
Public administration, community engagement, community development, education policy.