Whitney is the Operations Coordinator for the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). As the operations coordinator, she coordinates events and manages the center’s daily business and personnel operations including the student fellowships and grants. Prior to joining the Lewis Center and ITS, Whitney was the Program Manager for the Center for Collaborative Education’s Los Angeles (CCE). During her time at CCE, she managed the program and administrative efforts of the Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Program and the Los Angeles New Administrators Leadership Program. She also supported the recruitment and communications efforts of both programs. Whitney also worked as a Senior Supervisor with the the Associate Students of UCLA for five years managing a staff of up 40-60 employees.
Whitney’s passion is community development. She has volunteered as a math and science tutor in numerous childcare centers and mentoring programs. She has also spent time as a volunteer in many educational nonprofits such as the Casa Heiwa Angelina Mentorship Program, the Center for Powerful Public Schools, and the Angel Tree Foundation. In 2013, she was an honoree for the One Faith Fellowship program for her volunteer work. She earned a B.A in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).