Hi everyone! My name is Courtney and I couldn't be more excited to join the Generation Hope family.
I am a true Midwesterner, having grown up just outside of Chicago and attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I majored in Anthropology and Spanish, and spent a lot of time learning about evolution, culture, and the Spanish subjunctive. When I wasn't in class, you could find me in an orchestra rehearsal for the Michigan Pops, cooking a huge meal for my 40 member housing cooperative, or advising incoming freshman at my campus job.
After graduating, I moved around a bit before landing in Washington D.C. In California, I worked with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps to provide legal services to people experiencing homelessness. After JVC, I moved to España in order to work as a high school teacher and improve my Spanish with the Fulbright program. Most recently, I was working to fight rural poverty through federal farm policy.
I see this role at Generation Hope as a beautiful mix of my passions for education, poverty alleviation, and women's empowerment. A few other (less important things) that I love include: new vegetarian recipes, dogs, Spotify dance playlists, super dark chocolate (85%!), and anything by my favorite author, Cheryl Strayed. I truly can't wait to get to know all of our Scholars and Sponsors, and am excited to jump into my new role at Generation Hope!