Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
B.A. English, Drury University, 2011
M.A. Josef Korbel School of International Studies, International Development, 2013
Whitney joined our team in 2017 as a project manager, working primarily on the Diplometrics project. In 2020, she transitioned to the role of Assistant Director of Project Operations working across research projects at the Pardee Center. She first became interested in the Pardee Center’s work on human development and stability and conflict during her graduate studies at Korbel. From 2013-2015, Whitney served as a Peace Corps Master’s International Student and worked as a Community and Youth Development Volunteer in Vanadzor, Armenia. While in the Peace Corps, she conducted research on male migration and female labor markets in Armenia. Whitney is proficient in Eastern Armenian, has a working proficiency in Spanish, and is currently learning Russian. She has lived abroad in four different countries and enjoys traveling, reading creative non-fiction, and long-distance running.