Courtney is originally from a small town in New Jersey, the beautiful Garden State. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for her undergraduate degree, where she graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Biology and was a member of the Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society. She worked at Penn for a year pursuing surgery research before starting medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
Courtney has been tutoring and mentoring students since college. She served as a tutor for the Vertebrate Physiology course at Penn and as a teaching assistant for the Structures Anatomy course in medical school. At Sinai, she also taught high school students cardiac and pulmonary physiology through the afterschool program MedDOCs. Courtney is passionate about mentorship at all levels and co-founded Girls Empowered in Medicine and Science (GEMS), an educational empowerment program for middle school girls led by medical and graduate student mentors. She developed and taught a curriculum centered on building leadership and teamwork skills and learning about different STEM career pathways. Courtney has a particular interest in tutoring biology and the MCAT and enjoys partnering with students to find their unique strengths and create an individualized study approach.
In her free time, Courtney enjoys hiking, exploring new areas of Central Park, playing the cello, and making new friends with the dogs she meets on the street in New York.