Courtney Brown joined Partners for Youth with Disabilities as the Community Outreach Manager in 2022. Prior to working at PYD, she held a variety of volunteer positions in both her hometown in South Carolina and Providence, Rhode Island. Courtney has devoted her career to supporting efforts to utilize community engagement as a means of social change in areas of social activism, disability justice, and reproductive rights.
Courtney graduated with a degree in Medical Anthropology from Brown University. She enjoys finding new methods to utilize anthropological perspective to build and sustain partnerships between community organizations and the public through reciprocal engagement, research, and culturally competent leadership. It has been through these means that Courtney developed a passion for working in direct service roles.
Outside of PYD, Courtney likes to spend time crafting, reading, and connecting with friends and family. She is a self-proclaimed caffeine aficionado and loves to relax in local cafes.