Courtney Derr

Chief of Staff

Courtney Derr is the Managing Director of Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies, leading a passionate and talented team dedicated to supporting, convening, and partnering with established and emerging scholars to advance the ideas of a free society. She joined IHS’s development team in 2011 and moved to the programs department in 2014.  Courtney has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle and over 13 years of experience in a variety of non-profit settings.