Courtney was born and raised in California, with roots in Northern and Southern California. She comes to Community Vision with experience in communications, fundraising, program management, research, and evaluation. Over the last 8 years, Courtney worked for non-profits and county government on food systems issues in the Bay Area. Her passion is in food and plant medicine as a way to cultivate healthy communities, social and economic equity, and racial justice. She earned an undergraduate degree in Community-based Health Education from San Francisco State University, and a Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco.