Korry Lewis grew up on a cattle ranch south of La Junta, Colorado. She attended Colorado Northwestern Community College on an athletic scholarship from 2006 – 2008. In 2008, she was the captain of the CNCC Women’s Basketball and Volleyball teams, and was the sole recipient of the 2008 Scholar Athlete Award. She was also chosen as a NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American and a USA Today All-State Community College Academic Team recipient.
In 2010, she graduated summa cum laude from West Texas A&M University, receiving a B.S. degree in Economics with an emphasis in Agricultural Business. During her attendance at WTAMU, she served on the Student Alumni Board and competed in the National Agricultural Economics Quiz Bowl Competition. She was also honored with an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Accounting, Economics, and Finance Department.
In 2013, she graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law, finishing in the top ten of her class. She was also a recipient of a 2013 Excellence in Advocacy Award for “having exhibited excellence and attained high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy.” Korry competed in almost every law school moot court competition, and advanced to several regional and national moot court competitions. In 2011 and 2012, she was one of three students from the UW College of Law to compete against roughly eighty other law schools in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition held in White Plains, New York, where she briefed and argued Clean Water Act cases.
Korry kept many jobs throughout her collegiate and law school careers. During law school, she managed the UW College of Law Potter Law Club Bookstore and was a Teaching Assistant for the first year Legal Research and Writing courses. In May 2011, she was hired by Harriet Hageman and Kara Brighton to write the publications for the Wyoming Resource Alliance and Colorado Resource Alliance, addressing current issues and actions of the federal, Colorado, and Wyoming regulatory agencies.
Korry makes it to southeast Colorado regularly to lend a hand on the ranch, which is owned and operated by her mother. She is the Membership Coordinator for the Colorado Independent CattleGrower’s Association, which held its founding meeting at her mother’s ranch in 2005. Korry also currently serves as Chair of the Women Involved in Farm Economics Legislative Committee and Chair of the American Agri-Women Endangered Species Committee.
At a young age, Korry learned the meaning of honest hard work and taking pride in the quality of what you produce. Her true passion is protecting private property rights to keep working farms and ranches in production.