Courtney Hooper received her bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies from Columbia College Chicago and her master's degree in Social Work from New York University. She has served as EARTH's chief administrator since September 2020.
Prior to coming to EARTH, Courtney spent 15 years living and working in New York City, 10 of them at Columbia University. Her career has focused on academic programs, financial administration, faculty affairs, and staff development, and has spanned a number of different disciplines. Together with the rest of EARTH's staff, Courtney provides operational oversight by managing five domains: human resources, student services, financial administration, faculty affairs, and facilities.
Within these domains she manages:
⋅ Strategic questions regarding any of the above staff areas
⋅ Policy questions
⋅ Hiring and other HR matters (both faculty and staff)
⋅ Research-related matters (recharge, technician support)
⋅ Requests for department funding
⋅ Requests for data
Proust Questionnaire Highlights:
What is your motto?
I have a few. "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness," "Be truthful, gentle, and fearless," and "Don't let perfection be the enemy of good."
Your idea of happiness
Falling asleep reading a book on a screened porch.
Your idea of misery
I was once stuck walking behind a (full) garbage truck for four blocks on a hot summer afternoon. That's up there.
Who or what is the greatest love of your life?