Courtney Barno, Chief of Staff

Courtney Barno is YPFP's Chief of Staff. She coordinates closely across the organization's operating departments to harmonize operations and resources, fostering collaboration.

During the day, Courtney is a Security Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. She specializes in contract and program management to support U.S. Embassy Kabul. Before starting her career in Washington, D.C., Courtney graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Political Science and Government with a focus on cyber-security and defense studies.

In her free time Courtney enjoys cooking, yoga, and running. Consistent with her Italian roots, she enjoys sipping a good red wine and can't say no to an after-dinner affogato.