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Courtney is working as a media volunteer at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. A graduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, she won grand prize in the national Arthur W. Page Corporate Communications Case Study Competition for her paper, "Mattel Recalls 2007: Communication Implications for Quality Control, Outsourcing and Consumer Relations" (2008). Since August 2001, the year that Beijing won the Olympic bid, she has divided her time between China and the US. In China she has freelanced for Newsweek Select, Fodor's and French Vogue; she also produced City Weekend, an English language entertainment guide published in Shanghai and Beijing. Excited to be a part of the Olympics, Courtney will blog about her experiences working behind the scenes.