Cory Coakley is a PhD candidate in the Kent State University Geography Department. Her research focuses on applying remote sensing and spatial analysis to landscapes of the past in order to better understand both natural and anthropogenic processes. Her dissertation work involves mining legacy data from the Landsat and Hexagon satellite programs to track the development of irrigation networks in Cambodia during the time of the Khmer Rouge. Previous studies explored the utility of geostatistical techniques to a Terminal Classic Maya site at the household scale.
Her personal interests include obsessively gardening, knitting, and practicing martial arts.