Courtney Shakowski was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at Hanover College in southern Indiana and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She was excited to come back to Colorado for her PGY1 at the University of Colorado where she also decided to stay for a PGY2 in critical care. Her interests include critical care and emergency medicine. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, music concerts (especially at Red Rocks Amphitheater), and playing with her dog Estelle, a West Highland Terrier.