Courtney is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2010 at Cornell Law School. A native of Boston, she graduated magna cum laude from Williams College in 2001 with a major in Psychology. She then spent several years as a full-time professional athlete. Based in Colorado and racing around the world, Courtney earned an Olympic Trials berth and a Pro National Championship title before retiring in 2005 due to injury. Happy to return to more intellectual pursuits, she hopes to combine her legal training and her interests in social psychology and foreign languages, practicing conflict resolution in the international community.