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Courtney Thomas

Courtney is a Senior Policy Analyst at HOPE Policy Institute. In her position, she coordinates and leads public policy efforts to advance economic opportunities for working families in the Deep South by using research, outreach, education, and advocacy. Her primary areas of research include consumer protection, financial inclusion, and community and economic development.

Prior to joining HOPE, Courtney worked in policy and advocacy at a community development organization in Memphis, TN, and completed a national research fellowship on urban poverty. She is a member of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, a graduate of Leadership Memphis, and a 2021 America Walks Walking College Fellow.

Courtney has a bachelors in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Courtney Thomas

Senior Policy Analyst