The PhD Project was founded to advance diversity in the workplace by starting in the classroom. They facilitate African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans in the process to attain their PhD in business schools. Courtney has been a member of the PhD Project since 2013. She also serves as the Management Doctoral Student Association's Secretary. In addition, she has mentored tens of prospective doctoral students, with many granted admission into Management, Marketing, and Accounting PhD programs.