Courtney comes to MGP with a background in GIS with a focus on environmental sustainability. Prior to joining MGP, Courtney worked as a Research Associate for USEPA Region 5, where she worked with a team that used collection, management, and analysis of environmental contamination data to support decision-making at some of the most polluted sites in the Midwest. Courtney graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with her Bachelor of Science in Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability and her Master of Science in Geography and Geographic Information Systems. Although Courtney is a spatial wiz, she is also an author. Courtney loves creative writing and has written six (not yet published!) novels so far. Look for Courtney on the New York Times Best Sellers list in the near future!