Her parents, Azeni Jiram and Azeni Lariah, were heroes of the Resistance and died during a rescue mission. She was adopted by Marja and Topa, her aunt and uncle. (DS9 novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens)
In late 2376, Jake Sisko met her when he went on a walkabout across Bajor. The two fell in love, and after a short courtship and engagement, they were married. Following their marriage, they made their home on Bajor. (DS9 novels: Bajor: Fragments and Omens, Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)
In 2381, Korena was on Earth with her husband when his grandfather Joseph Sisko died and later informed Benjamin Sisko of the news when he arrived at Sisko's Creole Kitchen. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Rough Beasts of Empire)
In an alternate timeline in which Benjamin Sisko became trapped in a subspace field in 2372, Korena also married Jake and lived in New Orleans with him until their divorce. They married in Sisko's Creole Kitchen, the New Orleans restaurant owned by Jake's grandfather Joseph Sisko. Their wedding guests included Kira Nerys, Jadzia Dax and Miles O'Brien
Seven years after their marriage, she met Benjamin Sisko. Following Jake's growing obsession with recovering his father, they separated and eventually divorced. (DS9 episode: "The Visitor") Captain Sisko remembered meeting her after the timeline was altered. (DS9 novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens)
- DS9 episode: "The Visitor"
- DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens
- ST - Typhon Pact novel: Rough Beasts of Empire