Courtney received both her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and MS in Nutrition from East Carolina University. Courtney worked for 10 years as a clinical outpatient dietitian at ECU Student Health, where she helped to create an eating disorder treatment team for students on campus. Courtney has also worked for over 10 years in the private practice setting specializing in eating disorder counseling. In 2016, Courtney accepted a fixed-term faculty position in the ECU Nutrition Science Department. In addition to teaching, Courtney currently sees eating disorder patients at the Family Medicine Center located in Greenville, NC. Courtney is currently pursuing her eating disorder certification (CEDRD) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.