Corrie Colvin Williams received her PhD from the Design and Planning program at University of Colorado Denver. Her primary research interest lies in child-nature interaction as it relates to child well-being and sustainable communities, particularly through schools and place-based education. Corrie received a BA in geography from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 with an undergraduate thesis focused on human rights in Guatemala and received a Master of Applied Geography (M.A.G.) in land-area development and management from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2007, with a thesis on land trust and private landowner interaction. Before coming to Colorado, Corrie worked as an environmental consultant in Austin, Texas and remained involved with the Texas land trust community and Campfire USA Balcones Council, a program designed around youth development through nature interaction.
In 2010 Corrie developed and taught "Integrating Community Preferences in Environmental Design" for undergraduates and in fall 2010 assisted in the Teach for Sustainability program, a course supported by the CU Environmental Center. She is currently a research assistant for the CYE Growing Up Boulder project.