Courtney began work as a research technician for the Sala Lab in the fall of 2015. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and received her M.S. in Biology from Arizona State University. Her research experiences include aquatic biogeochemistry in stream ecosystems and ecological stoichiometry of freshwater zooplankton. In the Sala lab, she assists with several different projects related to the effects of long-term changes in a semi-arid grassland. She also coordinates data management and the Jornada location for Drought-Net.