Courtney brings over 15 of experience in the non-profit and higher education sectors. She began her career in the field of violence prevention working in areas of human trafficking, counter-terrorism, and crisis management. Her advocacy has focused on working with survivors of violence, providing education and training, and evaluating policies that are aligned with best practices for trauma informed care. She works as a consultant with colleges and universities to provide federal mandated training as well as evaluating policy and training for faculty, staff, a and students. Previously, Courtney served as the Executive Director of the International Society for Performance Improvement. Her scholarship and teaching have centered on the intersections of race, class, and gender in music, and she currently teaches Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland Global Campus. She also serves on the Board of the Capitol Learning Academy. Courtney holds a Master’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Inequalities from the University of Kentucky as well as a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Berea College.