Courtney specializes in international affairs and research.
While working at Iowa Sister States, a local non-profit that manages Iowa’s official relationships with foreign states, Courtney assisted with event planning, social media management, and helped coordinate the opening of the Kosovo Consulate in Des Moines.
Courtney recently graduated magna cum laude from Drake University, majoring in international relations with a minor in politics. While at Drake, Courtney studied Mandarin, Spanish, Thai, and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Her academic endeavors included competing in Model European Union and conducting research in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Courtney is a member of several national honor societies including Phi Beta Kappa (academics), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), and Alpha Mu Gamma (foreign languages).
Courtney is a Minnesota native from the Twin Cities area.