As a first-generation college graduate and triple major in Legal Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Molecular and Cell Biology, Courtney is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on initiatives for equity in Senator Carol Liu’s office this summer. Her journey to the California legislature began when she was invited to the Capitol to support SB 967 in 2014 regarding new sexual violence policies. Inspired by the work of her peers and legislators, Courtney continues her work as a sexual violence peer educator and advocate for survivors. Through her research and experience with social justice activism at Cal, Courtney hopes to continue to create safe, equitable, and inclusive environments that ensure the health and well-being of all individuals and communities. She is actively involved in LGBTIQ and women’s health; specifically, she completed her Honors’ theses on lesbian and trans* breast cancer patients’ interactions with and understanding of the US healthcare system. As a passionate activist for underserved communities, she believes compassion and empowerment are central to achieving justice and eliminating inequities. Courtney hopes to improve how healthcare is delivered to and accessed by marginalized communities by highlighting their voices. When she is not learning about and reflecting on the intersections of law, health, and policy, Courtney challenges (and enjoys) herself by reading stacks of books, indulging in feminist media, and swimming/running her way around California.
Senator Carol Liu
Legal Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Molecular and Cell Biology