Cora became a member of Phi Beta in 1996 as part of the Phi Chapter at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. After graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Education, she taught elementary music and became a member of the Pi Epsilon Alpha (online) Chapter. She was also asked to assist then (and now) National Treasurer Nancy Schuman with the position. Cora later held that office, as well as National President and National Editor.
Cora resides in Jackson, OH, with her Phi Beta husband, Josh, and their twin teen daughters, Ella and Lea. She operates two locally-owned movie theatres, TriCity Theatre, and the Silver Screen VII.