Having lived across Canada and most recently Quesnel, Courtney moved to Kamloops in 2012 to attend Thompson Rivers University. She completed her undergraduate degree in History and Political Studies in 2016 and decided to stay in Kamloops for her law degree. She graduated TRU Law in 2021 and subsequently completed her articles with Cates Ford Soll & Epp.
During her undergraduate degree she was the chair of the Philosophy, History and Politics undergraduate conference at TRU and presented her research at conferences throughout Western Canada. In Law School, she was an elected member of student government and co-founder of the Criminal Law Club. She was also member of the Indigenous Law Students Association and organizer for Access to Justice Week. She was successful in both the UBC Environmental Law Negotiation and the Kawaskimhon Moot. In her third year, she worked as a research assistant in the development of a new curriculum to teach law students about the history and legacy of residential schools in order to implement the Truth And Reconciliation call to action #97.
Outside of academia, she is a member of the War Amps of Canada and the Women’s Legal Forum. She hopes to continue to be an active alumni and mentor the Kamloops legal community. In her spare time, you can usually find her with a book in her hand, hiking to find a waterfall or at a campsite with her rescue dog Sparrow.