Cori Fletcher was born and raised in Missouri. She completed her bachelor's degree in Physics at the University of Missouri in 2011. She then moved to Germany to complete her master’s in Astrophysics at the University of Bonn, Germany and the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy. Here she studied high-mass star-formation using radio wavelengths. Following her Master’s degree she moved to Florida to continue with her Ph.D. in Space Science at Florida Institute of Technology. For her Ph.D. she jumped to the other side of the spectrum and studied X-rays from magnetic fields in massive stars. She recently joined the Fermi GBM team and is working on gamma-ray bursts.