Morgan Courtney is responsible for building a global workforce of independent contractors for TaskRabbit, a technology company that is revolutionizing everyday work. Prior to that, she led community engagement at the XQ Institute, an initiative of the Emerson Collective that is rethinking the American public high school for the 21st century. A former Presidential Management Fellow and Civil Servant at the U.S Department of State, she focused on peace and conflict in Darfur, Sudan/ South Sudan, Somalia, Myanmar, ASEAN, Thailand, and Northeast Asia. In particular, she worked for the Special Representative for Burma Policy during Burma's democratic opening.
Her prior experience includes refugee work with UNHCR in Rwanda, public-private partnership building in Indonesia with USAID, HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation in Burundi with the Clinton Foundation, and post-conflict analysis in Afghanistan with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She has also served as a Special Assistant for Strategy to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Peace Corps.
She speaks French fluently and is conversant in Bahasa Indonesia, Kinyarwanda, and Kirundi. Morgan received her B.A. with honors in International Relations and French from Wellesley College and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She serves on the Board of the University of Virginia Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and is a Council on Foreign Relations Team Member. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband.