Senior Program Officer – Natural Resources
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Whitney joined the Gates Family Foundation in January of 2019 and leads the Foundation’s natural resources program. Whitney has spent two decades in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she served as a Program Officer for the Anschutz Family Foundation, working on community development and economic self-sufficiency in both urban and rural Colorado. Previously, she was a development officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, where she translated big vision into organizational growth and was instrumental in securing the largest grant in the organization’s history. As a program officer at Earth Expeditions, Whitney deepened engagement and understanding of local conservation issues between students, educators, and global citizens by facilitating local community groups in conservation hot spots around the globe. Whitney holds a B.A. in International Studies and her Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences with a focus on community based conservation, both from Miami University of Ohio.