Courtney has deep experience in management consulting, partnership building, and best practices research across the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Over the past several years, she has worked with organizations on their culture, change management, and performance challenges. She also led the consulting arm of a global anti-human trafficking organization, where she advised companies on anti-human trafficking initiatives to integrate into their operations and supply chains. Before her consulting career, Courtney served as a research fellow for Catalyst’s Center for Equity in Business Leadership, where she provided best practices on advancing women in the workplace. She began her career in the Dominican Republic, where she focused on community development initiatives.
Courtney is passionate about teaching and staying connected to academia. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at American University, where she teaches corporate strategy and competitive advantage to MBA students. She also serves on the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Harvard Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development Executive Board.
Courtney earned her Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, were she concentrated in Business and Government Policy. At the Kennedy School, Courtney was a Roy Family Fellow through the Women and Public Policy Program and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard. She also held teaching assistantships for two courses: Inclusive Security (with Ambassador Swanee Hunt) and Women & Leadership. Courtney earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University (Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors in Psychology).
Courtney holds multiple certifications, including a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and LaMarsh Global Managed Change Practitioner certification. She is a regular speaker and published author in the areas of organizational culture, gender equity, and cross-sector collaboration. Courtney is an avid yogi, amateur cook, and aspiring dog owner.