Coria, who works for the Santa Monica Police Department, says shes sad her tribe members perceived her that way but figures its an unfair assessment.
She says that a police officer has to make fast decisions and sometimes the shortest way of making a point is to be direct.
Plus, she doesnt understand why her fellow tribe members took her initiative at getting food, water or building a shelter since its a police officers duty to help those in need.
Coria admits receiving some tips from Survivor 2 castaway Joel Klug, who is also her former boyfriend and that she didnt always follow his advice.
As she puts it, He told me to lay low but when you get on the island and have to find food or build a fire, you forget that.
Now Coria is back on duty and while she does get recognized, that hasnt happened during an arrest.
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