Koren grew up in Brampton and has spent most of her life in the Greater Toronto Area. She attended the University of Waterloo, where she completed her Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honours Geography and Environmental Management and received a Business Option. Koren has a strong background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), having developed this skill in both the public and private sector during co-op terms.

Through her learning experiences in the Rural Planning and Development Program at the University of Guelph, Koren has developed an interest in social issues that rural communities face, particularly the socio-economic impacts from broadband internet. The rural digital divide presents spatial injustice for rural individuals due to broadband infrastructure deficit. Through her education and research she hopes to address the need for broadband investment in rural areas and bridge the urban-rural digital divide.

To learn more about Koren and her ongoing work, please contact her by email at [email protected].