Teaching English abroad for several years in Laos on a Fulbright Scholarship and in Armenia as a TEFL Peace Corps Volunteer inspired Courtney to pursue a career in closing the education equity gap. She has always been passionate about creating classrooms centered around restorative justice, inclusivity, and anti-racist education, which she has done for the past couple of years while teaching 6th grade English Language Arts in the Bronx. Growing up, Courtney was interested in exploring careers in biology, such as marine biology and forensic pathology. However, her early educational experiences deterred her from joining the STEM field as a woman and a first generation college attendee. Therefore, she is elated to be a part of the EnCorps team to ensure all students have access to high quality STEM educators to inspire them to consider careers in the field and to help them navigate our complex global society. She earned her M.A. of Peace and Justice from the University of San Diego and her B.A. in Literary Studies from Roanoke College. In her free time, she loves to watch true crime documentaries, read, cook, travel, try new restaurants in the city, workout, and cuddle with her two cats, Lusin and Arev.
Contact Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org