Program: Human Paleobiology Ph.D.
Year of Entry: Fall 2019
Advisor: Brenda Bradley
Courtney writes about human relationships to the “other”; she is constantly exploring the intersections of nature and culture, science and art. Courtney's research interests within CASHP are focused on human-animal interactions, and how non-human animals, especially dogs, can inform what we know about the evolution of human language, communication and social relationships.
Courtney has translated some of her reaserch into a canine science community research project on decoding dog talk called Public Understanding of Science Outreach: Canine Communication, which is focused on empowering residents of Washington DC to have more active lives in the roles of their canine companions.
M.S. (Human Paleobiology) 2019, The George Washington University
M.F.A. (Creative Writing), Sarah Lawrence College
B.A. Villanova University
2019 Awesome Foundation Grant, awarded for public understanding of science project, “Decoding Dog Talk”