Courtney Wilson

Profile of Courtney: smiling woman, dark blue sleeveless top with white flowers, blonde hair half tied up, grass in the background

As soon as Courtney heard about The Lucy Foundation she knew she wanted to be part of it. In 2013, she worked with Robbie in Mexico and saw the need for a social enterprise that empowered people with disabilities, not only supported them.

She joined the team in Mexico in early 2016 to conduct research about the coffee project as well as talk to the people intimately involved with the project: the families at the heart of the project, the TLF team and Piña Palmera. Her current work with The Lucy Foundation is to make these stories more accessible and highlight the challenges facing people with disabilities in Mexico as well as the barriers to specialty coffee production.

Courtney has a Bachelor of Communication Studies from AUT University and a Master of Arts majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Otago. She is currently based in Timor-Leste as a communications advisor for a national HIV advocacy NGO and drinks as much coffee as she can get her hands on.

 

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Awesome night at Caii-Michelle's Disaster Relief Concert for children affected by the Mexican earthquake last year. It was a beautiful fusion of New Zealand and Mexican culture. To help raise money Caii-Michelle also produced an album for the concert and $2 of every CD sold goes to TLF! Thank you thank you! (Coffee sponsored by Able Coffee Collaborative Colab Cafe and Coffee Educators Ltd )

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[Image description: Three photos. The top photo is of Erin Gough and Courtney Wilson. Erin wears black with a colourful flower necklace. Courtney has blond hair and red lipstick. Bottom two photos show a stage photo of Caii-Michele wearing a red dress and singing with a band. The other photo shows the event booklet with sponsor logos]
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Three life lessons for making a difference from Robbie Francis - learn to live with Lucy (your so called weakness), start with the person next to you and do things differently. ... See MoreSee Less

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Robbie Francis speaking at the charter of Rototuna Rotary about her journey. Inspiring young woman 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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To all our New Zealand mums, mums-to-be and mums at heart, Happy Mother's Day! #mexicansignlanguage #thelucyfoundation
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