Courtney was born and raised in Mulvane, a small suburb of Wichita, Kansas. She graduated summa cum laude from Newman University, where she double majored in Communication and History. During her 1L summer, Courtney was a summer associate at Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch. In addition to Law Review, Courtney is on the Moot Court Board, and she was recognized as Best Oralist in the NDLS 1L Moot Court Tournament. She is also the president of the NDLS 2021-2022 Chapter of the American Constitution Society. Courtney enjoys painting, making sushi, and watching cute videos of baby seals.