Where You Live:Boston, MA
Likes:photography, traveling, ultimate frisbee, soccer, storms, maple syrup, open roads
Dislikes:food spoiling, misleading statistics, NY sports teams
Strengths:enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity
Odd Thought:That there are infinite infinities.
Most Anticipated Part of the Journey:observing biodiversity
Must Have Item to Take to Panama:frisbee disc
Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. - Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides), 1135 - 1204.
"There are no strangers, there are only friends." - Heidi C., an 8-year-old with Williams Syndrome, as quoted by Oliver Sacks.
Courtney graduated from Connecticut College in December of 2011 with a major in English literature and minors in History and Biology. While completing her undergraduate degree, she developed interests in conserving biodiversity and studying historical frameworks that cultivate contemporary understandings of the natural world. She has experience working for a global health organization with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Boston, MA, where she fostered interests in international development and integrated health systems. Additionally, Courtney has enriched an interest in women’s participation in the sciences and technological fields by assisting research concerning gender divisions in science literacy and education at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Courtney grew up in Wellesley, MA, a small suburb of Boston; her hobbies include soccer, ultimate frisbee, photography, and any type of activity that takes her outdoors. She is eagerly anticipating her time with Kalu Yala, where she hopes to share with others her interest in the natural world; she is excited to meet and work with people who evince enthusiasm for sustainability and ecological responsibility.