Courtney was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and attended Osceola Fundamental High School where she was vice-president of the National Honor Society and manager of the wrestling team. Courtney then went on to the University of South Florida where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in May 2015. Both during and after college, Courtney worked as a certified Histotechnologist in pathology, helping to put herself through school. Courtney then went on to attend the Physician Assistant program at Nova Southeastern University, Orlando Campus, where she graduated with highest honors, earning a Master of Medical Science in August 2018. While attending Nova, Courtney was inducted into Alpha Eta National Honor Society for Allied Health Professionals and is a standing Member of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Courtney has had a passion for surgery since being introduced to the discipline while in PA school. She has been part of Winter Park Surgical Associates and the Winter Park Hernia Center since 2018.