Courtney Lockhart joined the Tactix team in 2015 as a Research Analyst after completing her M.A. degree in Political Science at Carleton University. Courtney applied her interests in international relations and feminist theory to write a thesis exploring how and why anti-human trafficking became a public policy priority in Canada.
Raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Courtney attended the University of Lethbridge and holds a B.A. with distinction in Political Science. During her undergraduate studies she completed co-op work terms with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in Calgary, AB and at the Washington Centre in Washington, DC.
While attending Carleton University, Courtney was actively involved with campus politics and served as President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4600, a union representing Teaching Assistants and Contract Instructors at Carleton University. She also volunteered in an NDP MP’s office during this time.
Throughout her graduate and undergraduate studies, Courtney has always been interested in gender politics. She previously worked as a graduate student researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, completing a gender equality study of Saskatoon. This study was part of the broader project, The Best and Worst Place to be a Woman in Canada, published in 2015. She also volunteered with the NDP’s Women’s Forum des femmes, in 2014.
Courtney, like most Millennials, loves to travel. Some of the most memorable trips include living abroad in Lake Como, Italy and backpacking through the Middle East with her two brothers. Courtney always looks forward to visiting her family in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Courtney brings to TACTIX excellent written communication skills and a passion for research.