Courtney Garry is currently in her second year in the Doctors of Nursing Program (DNP) at Johns Hopkins specializing in pediatrics. She was born and raised in New Orleans, only leaving to receive her degree in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2009. She returned to New Orleans and received her Masters of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Tropical Medicine from Tulane University in 2011. During that time she has worked at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans with Autoimmune Technologies and in numerous labs at Tulane Hospital on infectious diseases such as Dengue, Influenza, Ebola, and more. Leaving New Orleans, she began her nursing career in Baltimore, where she received her MSN in Nursing from Johns Hopkins and is currently an RN at the hospital. Courtney has a strong passion for helping others and has taken various medical trips around the world to serve in rural clinics such as Panama, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Kenya to name a few. She is also an avid participant in Community Service, most notably serving as Chair for three years of St. Baldrick's Day, which raises money for Pediatric Cancer Research, and organizing numerous fundraisers for the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone. She is currently working as an MSN on the Pediatric ICU at Johns Hopkins and resides in Baltimore, while finishing her Doctorate. She strongly believes in international medicine and public health and is excited to see where her studies take her.