Girls Empowerment Network Staff
Program Coordinator, Central Texas
· Bachelor of Science in Film and Television from Boston University
· Pursuing Master of Science in Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin
Experience: Courtney enjoys helping people to recognize the capabilities and tools they already have inside of themselves to live happy, healthy and meaningful lives. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she worked with pregnant and parenting teens, providing individual and group counseling and case management. She witnessed how when these young women believe in their abilities, they have been able to navigate the challenges of girlhood while also becoming supportive young mothers. Courtney also worked in Los Angeles County with foster care and probation teens, and individuals experiencing homelessness, severe mental illness, and substance use disorders. She was presented the Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her dedication to erasing the stigma of mental illness by the U.S. House of Representatives and the California State Senate in 2018. Before discovering her true passion, she spent time in Hollywood working on TV shows, red carpet events, and walking celebrity dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys going to improv shows, singing in her car, hiking (as a true Coloradan), and trying new food trucks in Austin.
What I love about Girls Empowerment Network: I am passionate about creating change and transforming people’s lives and communities, and I love how Girls Empowerment Network propels this mission! Just one girl knowing what she is capable of can really have the power transform her community, and her power can cascade to create micro level and macro level change. We allow girls to recognize that they are unstoppable and powerful leaders who have the ability to create change and do incredible things when they believe in themselves.