Courtney is a writer/editor turned public policy student living in Chicago, Illinois. Currently, she’s pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy with a focus on political campaigns. At Harris, she’s the vice president of Prairie State Society, an organization focusing on Illinois politics, and the Arts/Culture/Religion editor of the Chicago Policy Review.
Before returning to school, Courtney worked as the editor of of the Highland Park Landmark newspaper, a 22nd Century Media company. She wrote, reported, edited, took photos, ran social media and managed a network of freelancers for the weekly publication. Other professional journalism experience includes freelance writing at copyediting for RedEye Chicago, copyediting for Chicagoly Magazine, writing for Big Ten’s LiveBIG blog through Teamworks Media, Racked, CS Chicago Magazine and more. She also writes a (sometimes) weekly newsletter CourtneySays.
Courtney graduated with her master’s degree in journalism from DePaul University in 2015. While there she spent most of her time at the student newspaper The DePaulia, where she worked as an editor for three years and picked up a few awards along the way, including two Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards for photography and multimedia news reporting.
In her spare time Courtney enjoys tackling a never-ending TV shows and movies list, frequenting the restaurants on her street and probably thinking about putting something in her Sephora online basket. Ask her about Beyoncé, candle hoarding and her time as a child actor.