Courtney Cappelli


Courtney Cappelli ’22, of Redlands, California, graduated from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received certificates in finance and the history and practice of diplomacy. Cappelli is passionate about engaging with civil society institutions to push for gender and generational equality globally. She interned for UN Women, where she worked to define strategies to combat sexual violence and engage young people. In summer 2020, Cappelli was a Whig-Clio summer fellow and interned for the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. There, she drafted policy memos and researched international arbitration cases to define human rights abuses perpetrated by multinational corporations. She also worked with the chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism to host a conference on identifying and confronting racist practices within the church. On campus, Cappelli was a team captain for Princeton Mock Trial, editor-in-chief of the Princeton Legal Journal, and previously served as the chief of staff for the Princeton Model United Nations Conference. Cappelli is a 2021 Dean’s Scholar in the Nation’s Service.

For her summer internship, Courtney worked at the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).