Courtney Okwara


Courtney collaborates on our support for the Justice Implementation Task Force, an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to plan and implement strategies that advance the City’s goal of closing the Rikers Island jail complex.

Prior to joining Bennett Midland, Courtney worked as an intern at the Harvard College Women’s Center. Her work included the implementation and management of programs that promote gender equity and diversity across the university’s campus, distribution of health resources and counseling services to students, and residential community development for undergraduate women of color. Courtney also has extensive research experience in biological sciences, health policy, and government. Her undergraduate thesis focused on local governments in Michigan and utilized quantitative analysis to understand the social and institutional determinants that influenced how and when these governments responded to drinking water crises. Courtney graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Chemistry and Government.

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Service Type
National Initiatives, Program Design
Client Type
Issue Area
Economic and Community Development, Health and Well-Being