Kourtney, a Southern California native, moved to the Bay Area after graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Kourtney began her career in youth work as a College Advisor for first-generation students in Watsonville, CA through UCSC’s Education Opportunity Program. In 2006, she came to Girls Inc., where she is currently a Program Manager. Kourtney’s work with young people has ranged from direct service and coordinating middle and high school programs, to managing elementary and middle school programs for girls. Kourtney has also facilitated training both locally and on a national level with the goal of supporting the efforts to professionalize the Out-of-School Time field. Kourtney’s passion for working with youth is demonstrated through her diligence and commitment to the youth, families, community members, and youth workers specifically throughout the East Bay.