Courtney Mengel Dirks, JD

Director, Public Relations

Courtney Mengel Dirks, JD, is the director of public relations at Coriell. In this capacity, she guides the internal and external communication programs of the institute, while also elevating the Coriell profile and building strategic relationships with elected officials and government agencies.

Prior to joining Coriell, Courtney spent eight years with Penn Medicine, an organization comprised of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine, where she ascended to the role of Director of Public Affairs and advocated on behalf of one of the nation's leading academic health centers.

Courtney received her undergraduate degree in political science from Dickinson College and earned her Juris Doctor degree – with a concentration in international law – from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland.