Government Affairs and Communications Assistant
As government affairs and communications assistant, Courtney tracks legislative and regulatory proposals at both the federal and state level, coordinates internal and external communications with partners and policymakers on the Hill, and manages internal systems to support the Partnerships and Engagement team. She also analyzes relevant bills, policy issues, and resources to strengthen the full organization’s efforts to affect policy change in P-12 and higher education.
Prior to joining The Education Trust, Courtney served as a graduate assistant in student affairs at The George Washington University and The Catholic University of America.
A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Courtney has a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre from Missouri State University and is working toward her master’s degree from the George Washington University in higher education administration, concentrating in policy and finance.
I’m pretty good at Jeopardy. Every evening, you can find me shouting questions to Alex Trebek on my television screen.
Mimosas or margaritas — depends on the time of day.
What drew you to education?
It was not until I attended my first class during my freshman year of college that I realized how many champions played a huge role in helping me get there—teachers, coaches, friends, and family. I believe that every student deserves to have champions in their corner, fighting for their right to a high-quality, life changing education.