Originally from the Philadelphia area, Courtney traded in harsh winters for the sunny skies of San Diego to start working in the tech industry. She leads Qualcomm’s student engagement programs, ranging from overseeing their top ranked internship program to hosting development conferences to building interactive hackathons. She loves using her creativity to form programs that empower students, especially women, to connect with technology and the careers they are passionate about. A novice coder, she first got hooked on programming when she built a website for her wedding, and has been honing her skills through GDI ever since. When not traveling, you'll find her perfecting one of her numerous craft projects (needle felting anyone?) or rock climbing with her husband.