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Courtney Neale

Courtney Neale

Communications Fellow

Congressional Progressive Caucus


Comms @USProgressives. @LoyolaChicago Alum. Opinions are my own. #MKE Raised, #CHI Educated, Current #DC Transplant.

"Courage is grace under pressure" Ernest Hemingway "We are stars, fashioned in the flesh and bone. We are islands, excuses to remain alone. We are moons, throw ourselves around each other. We are oceans, being controlled by the pull of another." The Pierces When I remember it, I think of it as dancing. Dancing with eyes half closed because to...

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Communications Fellow

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Lead Closing Supervisor

The White House

First Lady Correspondence Intern

*Drafted and prepared letters to be signed by the First Lady
*Managed the First Lady’s VIP gift thank you note process
*Served as the primary liaison between 30 part-time volunteers and OFL staff
*Coordinated responses to hundreds of pieces of public mail per week sent to the First Lady
*Staffed White House Social Office events, and assisted the site advance lead for the President’s visit to the Select USA Summit
*Participated in roundtable discussions with Senior Staff

Career medium 05
Career medium 06

Loyola University Office for International Programs

USAC Peer Ambassador

My primary objective was to increase on-campus expertise and knowledge of USAC programs and to assist campus staff in increasing support to students choosing and preparing to depart on study abroad programs. In addition, I provided support and advising to students to discuss possible abroad opportunities. I focused on increased marketing for USAC programs including on campus presentations, social media networking, and planning promotional events.


Femi Memorial Outreach Fund


As a tutor/mentor for this nonprofit, I helped students in need of academic and social aid in Chicago Public Schools. I provided homework assistance as well as both individualized and group review. My cliental mostly consisted of recent immigrants and 1st generation students and along with homework assistance I often acted as a mediator between the child, their school, and their parents.

Career medium 05

Loyola University Chicago Go Global Blogs


I maintained a blog for a year while studying abroad writing entries about my experience living, working, and traveling around the world.

Respect, Protect, Connect (RPC) Secondary School Young Women’s Program

Peer Educator

As a peer educator I created workshops for girls in grades 7-12 to promote resilience and empowerment. Through the workshops we focus on raising the awareness of violence and its impact on the health and well being of young women, in addition to reducing the risk associated with interpersonal violence.

Career medium 03
Career medium 01

Private English Language Tutor


I was a private English language tutor to a local Czech family in Prague. I worked primarily with their child, but also had the opportunity to learn more about Czech culture through dialogues with her mother.


Target New Transitions

Academic Coach

Mentored and provided homework support to at risk freshman on the South Side of Chicago every Saturday morning

Career medium 02

Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Constituent Services Intern

Completed a plethora of constituent services, answered constituents’ phone calls, assisted in case work specifically immigration, drafted letters, attended events, etc.


Office of Senator Herb Kohl

Constituent Services Senate Intern

Completed a plethora of office tasks, answered constituents’ phone calls, scheduled meetings for representatives of Herb Kohl with the local community, drafted letters, attended events, etc.

Career medium 04

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelors of Arts, Political Science

Deakin University

Study abroad semester towards a BA, Political Science

Charles University in Prague

Semester towards BA, Political Science

Dominican High School

High School Diploma