A native of Carthage, Miss., Courtney N. Body is a social justice advocate and organizer fighting for equity and justice within Mississippi. Body is a proud graduate of Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (legal studies). She was first introduced to advocacy work in 2015 as she worked alongside Better Schools Better Jobs to inform Mississippians about Initiative 42—the ballot initiative to fully fund K-12 in the state. She also assisted with the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan to fight for fair rights of Nissan auto-manufacturing workers. Body continued her civic duty as a consultant for the NAACP in Mississippi, leading the civic engagement work. Currently, she is the Advocacy Coordinator at One Voice, a social justice organization in Jackson, Miss. At One Voice, she works under the Voting Rights Program and coordinates the Mississippi Civic Engagement Roundtable Coalition. She also serves as Branch President of Leake County NAACP #5303, Co-Leader of Harmony Girl Scout Troop #5908, and a member of the Leake County P-16 Community Engagement Council. Body is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.