Corey graduated from Transylvania University in May 2009 with a BA in English. As an undergraduate he focused on film and drama, and spent time in the Kansai region of Japan where he studied Japanese film, language, and literature. After graduating, Corey returned to Japan to teach English in a small rural community for two years. His academic interests include cultural studies, literature in adaptation, genre fiction, and Japanese literature. Corey writes fiction and poetry, plays board games constantly, and is slowly developing an unhealthy obsession with the movie Blade Runner.