Whitney is from the small town of Mt. Pleasant, MI. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of Michigan, where she studied Spanish and Political Science. At Notre Dame Whitney also serves as the Community Outreach Chair for the LGBT Legal Forum. This past summer she worked as Professor Venter’s research assistant, focusing on Supreme Court opinions written by Justice Ginsburg. After graduation, she hopes to clerk for a year and then pursue a career in big law. Some fun facts about Whitney: she went to clown school and became a certified clown, she was in Taylor Swift’s Sparks Fly music video (bonus points if you can find Whitney), and she once met Bill Nye the Science Guy.