In her work for Animal Ethics, Courtney conducts research on expanding concern for wild animals in China. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geochemistry and Geology from UWA and previously worked as an environmental scientist and geologist for ARC Environmental and Fortescue Metals Group. At present, she leads the effective altruism group in Perth and co-organises the Perth Vegan Expo. She also ran for the Australian Senate this year with the Animal Justice Party.