Courtney currently is a consultant, speaker, and published author on a variety of topics, including Middle East issues (specifically Egypt), ISIS, countering violent extremism, counter terrorism, and women in politics. Currently she is working with the Los Angeles Police Department’s counter ...Read more
Courtney currently is a consultant, speaker, and published author on a variety of topics, including Middle East issues (specifically Egypt), ISIS, countering violent extremism, counter terrorism, and women in politics. Currently she is working with the Los Angeles Police Department’s counter terrorism unit on strategic initiatives to tackle extremism and foster relationships within the community. Courtney is also on the board of directors for the Quilliam Foundation, a counter terrorism think tank based in London, which challenges extremist narratives. Through this role, she has authored several papers, and is very active in the local community building bridges between Muslim communities and other ethnic groups and various organizations.
Courtney also sits on the board of Emerge California, an organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for political office. She went through the intensive 7-month program, chosen as a future leader who will run for office. Courtney also frequently speaks on behalf of the Pacific Council on International Policy on various foreign affairs issues. She is a very active Political Partner for the Truman National Security Project in Washington DC; through this role she has frequented various media outlets.
Courtney previously worked and lived between Cairo, Egypt and Los Angeles as a Senior Investment Consultant for various companies in the region, analyzing opportunities within the finance, real estate and entertainment industries across the Middle East. As a result, she was in Tahrir Square during the uprising, and experienced the Egyptian revolution and the political shift in the region first hand.
Prior to her work overseas, Courtney was a Global Investor for JPMorgan Securities in Los Angeles where she was responsible for advising on and execution of client trades and strategies across various products – including U.S. and International equities, listed options, restricted stock, fixed income, structured investments, mutual funds (proprietary and 3rd party), foreign exchange, and alternative investments. She started her career as an Analyst for JPMorgan’s Private Bank in New York and then Los Angeles prior to moving to the trading desk.
Actively involved in politics and social change, Courtney spends most of her time dedicated to making a concerted difference in the world. In May 2014 she was asked to be a part of an international delegation that was sent to Cairo, Egypt to monitor the presidential elections. She is currently on call with various international organizations in this capacity. Courtney also serves on staff as the Director of Missions for the City Church Los Angeles campus.
Courtney graduated from the University of Southern California in 2001 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Although a native of Los Angeles, Courtney is a travel enthusiast and finds joy in understanding cultures, religions, and foreign relations having lived and worked overseas. She is also a die-hard Dodger fan.