Courtney Goetsch graduated from Norfolk Senior High School. She attended undergraduate school at Northeast Community College pursuing a degree in Criminal Psychology. She changed her major to Pre-Optometry and attended Wayne State College receiving a B.S. in Life Sciences and Biology. She attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. As a student, she had the honor of representing the students of Pacific University College of Optometry as the American Optometric Student Association’s (AOSA) Trustee. She later served as the secretary for the executive council of the National AOSA board of trustees and as the National Liaison for the Infants and Children’s Vision Coalition. At Pacific, she also served as the student representative for Pacific’s Academic and Professional Standards Committee, and as the local liaison for both the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and for the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. She was a student member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the American Optometric Association Political Action Committee, Amigos, and Beta Sigma Kappa. While attending Pacific University, she received the AcuVue Eye Health Advisor Student Citizenship Scholarship, the Heart of America Contact Lens Society’s Student Scholarship, Howard Freedman Scholarship for excellence in the fields of strabismus and binocular vision, and the Pacific University College of Optometry President’s Award.
Courtney Goetsch, O.D., has served as the Northeast Nebraska Optometric Association President, is currently a member of the Nebraska Optometric Association, Norfolk Kiwanis, and a board member for the Norfolk YMCA. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hosting bible studies, hiking, and running.