Courtney completed her Ph.D. in 2017 at University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. In her interdisciplinary research, she used empirical methods to learn about and describe the use of intellectual property law and norms in creative communities. Following her doctoral research, she joined the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Coordination Office in New York as a legal intern and contributed to developing the joint initiative on gender and innovation in collaboration with UNESCO and UN Women. She later joined the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, where she conducted research in technology and law focusing on intellectual property law, artificial intelligence and data governance. In between her academic pursuits, Courtney worked on technology start-ups. She completed her LL.L. at the University of Ottawa, and LL.M. specializing in Intellectual Property Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
She is currently a Senior Manager within KPMG's Risk Consulting Practice and AI + Society Fellow at the University of Ottawa's Centre for Law, Technology and Society.