Corey Hansen is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and served in the Marine Corps from 2008 to 2013. Luckily, he was stationed in Hawaii with 3rd Radio Battalion and helped start their radio reconnaissance platoon. Later, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Hawaii Pacific University. He made his way to New York City and found work in a laboratory developing a skin replacement therapy for patients with the hereditary disease Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa using stem cells and genetic engineering.
He is currently pursuing a PhD in genetics and development at Columbia University with the goal of developing treatments for other hereditary diseases.Through the S2S program, Corey wants to help guide other service members who are considering going down the path of biological sciences. When he’s not looking down a microscope, he enjoys riding motorcycles, spending time with his dog, and traveling.