At IDEO.org Courtney leads the Billion Girls CoLab, a new initiative to drive cross-sector and cross-stakeholder collaboration and innovation for adolescent girl health and wellness in East Africa. Courtney started at IDEO.org as a Business Designer, rallying her team and partners to think carefully about the feasibility and viability of newly designed interventions. She has worked on increasing access to contraception for girls in rural Ethiopia, launching a network of youth-friendly pharmacies in the DRC, and increasing the uptake of HIV services among Zimbabwe’s MSM community.
Prior to joining IDEO.org, Courtney advanced policy and partnerships at PEPFAR, the U.S. government’s global HIV/AIDS initiative. She has also consulted for USAID, Jhpiego, and Vestergaard on tuberculosis, maternal health, and clean water initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa.
Courtney holds a BS in International Health from Georgetown University and an MBA/MPH from Johns Hopkins University. She is happiest when she is on sand volleyball courts, snow-capped mountains, or wedding dance floors.