Growing up in Asia and England, Whitney understood from an early age what an integral role oceans play in our global economy, international relations, and our own survival.
Prior to joining Oceana, Whitney completed an Environmental Studies Master’s degree in Resource Management from the University of Pennsylvania. An independent study she created that studied stream restoration in the Chesapeake Bay won the award for Outstanding Research in Climate Change and fueled an already deep passion for protecting our environment.
Whitney’s professional work as the Associate Director for Federal Affairs for the University of Pennsylvania and as Congressman John Murtha’s Legislative Director provided her with extensive policy and government relations experience. She eagerly applies her broad knowledge of the legislative process to help advocate for our planet’s oceans.
Whitney received her B.A. in History from Duke University.