Courtney earned her Masters in Social Work from Binghamton University in 2014 where her experience as an intern at Citizen Action electrified her passion for social justice and advocacy. While there, she was able take part in community organizing while focusing on issues such as education reform and fair election funding. After graduating, Courtney continued working as a bookkeeper for a public relations firm in her hometown, a position that she had held since high school. That position led her to become the Executive Assistant to a Financial Planner which allowed her to develop a sound understanding of many financial reports and concepts. Courtney wishes to combine her financial savvy with her core passion for supporting social justice at NEO and believes that her diverse skill set and well-rounded approach to problem solving benefits the ultimate ability of the organization to do effective and meaningful work. She is an avid music lover who enjoys running and writing.