Program: Human Paleobiology Ph.D.
Year of Entry: Fall 2019
Advisor: Brenda Bradley
Courtney is a member of the Primate Genomics Lab. Her 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 research into a canine science community outreach project called "Decoding Dog Talk", which is focused on empowering residents of Washington DC to have more awareness and play more active roles in the lives 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
2020-2021 Philip J. Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Award
2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Fellowship
2019 Shenkman Professional Development Grant
2019 Awesome Foundation Grant, awarded for public understanding of science project, “Decoding Dog Talk”
2019-2019 The Columbian Women Scholarship
2018-2019 Ann Gordon Webster Endowment/Shirley H. & Robert L. Richards Endowment Fellowship
2017-2018 George Washington University Merit Fellowship