Whitney joined GKI in November of 2020, continuing her journey of learning design thinking methodologies in order to serve communities and gain perspective about the world. At GKI, Whitney balances content synthesis and strategy with data visualization and project management. Prior to GKI, Whitney worked as a Design Strategy Associate at Context Partners, where she served clients including IKEA, Google, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Roddenberry Foundation.
Whitney is an avid traveler and has worked remotely from more than 13 countries, including Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and Germany. During a sabbatical in 2019, Whitney managed luxury eco-resorts in Ladakh, India and Northern Laos, where she designed wellness programs in addition to directing daily business operations. Whitney fills her free time hiking in nature, painting with watercolors, and hanging out with dogs. Passionate about positive psychology and the science of wellbeing, Whitney is a certified Yoga Instructor and maintains a daily asana practice.
Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, International Development, and Asian Studies (with a focus on Chinese culture and language) from Tulane University. She is a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow and the former Vice President of Operations of the United Women in Business Foundation.