Courtney comes to the Conservancy after serving four years as an ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. While there, she worked in coastal wetlands to understand how plant diversity and biological, chemical, and physical processes contribute to the overall ecological health and services of these unique and special habitats. Her educational track took her to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and TAMU at Galveston, where she was trained in a various labs including fisheries ecology, population genetics, and wetland ecology. Needless to say, marshy water and mud makes her day. Her passion is to get others, especially our future generations, jazzed about science, conservation, and stewardship.