Courtney Cauthon is forward-thinking researcher, educator, and artist. She is a lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Denver and a communications specialist at ARTiculate: Real and Clear. Courtney is the Special Projects Coordinator for Athena Project and in this position she is the lead researcher for a survey of gender parity in theatres across the Rocky Mountain Region. Courtney has gathered experience in theatre, higher education, and publishing in her work with The Denver Centre Theatre Academy, The Community College of Aurora, The Aurora Fox, Theatre Research in Canada, Toronto’s Summerworks Festival, and The University of Toronto. Courtney holds a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in Performance Studies for New York University. Courtney is driven by projects that bring together her love of theatre and communication with her desire for creating a more equitable world.