Courtney Coffey is a Research Development Associate specializing in education, training and diversity-focused proposals. Her background is in cultural anthropology, with a focus on China and gender politics. Courtney enjoys fostering new connections between faculty and staff with similar research and service aims, and all aspects of grant proposal development. Helping individuals (or teams) create compelling and clear narratives through intensive developmental editing is a particular highlight of her work. She is a member of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Supporting proposals that create engaging, culturally-affirming learning environments for underserved communities and underrepresented students is both gratifying and humbling for Courtney.