Courtney Brinkerhoff is a Junior at Southern Utah University. She is a dual-major in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Criminal Justice. Courtney is originally from St. George, Utah. She graduated from Pine View High School in 2011, served as Miss St. George 2010, and represented St. George at the American Legion Auxiliary's Girls State program. At Girls State, Courtney found her passion for politics and public service when she was elected to be one of only two girls from Utah to represent the state at Girls Nation in Washington D.C. and has been heavily involved with politics ever since.
Courtney is the president of the Southern Utah College Republicans, the State Vice President of Collegiate DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), and the President of Pi Sigma Alpha -the political science honor society- Chi Lambda Chapter. She is involved with the SUU Mock Trial team, the Legal Studies Student Association, PBL (Professional Business Leaders), and the SUU Archery Club.
Courtney has served as Director of the Leavitt Center's Freshmen Fellows, coordinated several Leavitt Center Events, and moderated campus debates on a variety of topics including abortion, student government elections, and the legalization of marijuana. She has experience in environmental policy research which she is continuing to expand. Courtney spent summer 2013 interning for Senator Orrin Hatch in Washington D.C. She is excited to share the political knowledge and work experience she gained in Washington D.C. with fellow Thunderbirds as she begins her third year of serving on the Executive Council for the Leavitt Center.