Whitney was born and raised in Malaysia. She received her B.S. degree in Chemistry and a minor in Coatings and Polymeric Materials from North Dakota State University in 2017. Her undergraduate research experiences include STEM education, computational chemistry, and polymer synthesis. In Fall 2017, she joined the Dodani lab as a joint chemistry graduate student with the Smaldone lab. Her research focuses on the development of macromolecular-based sensors for anions. Outside of lab, Whitney enjoys eating and trying out new activities.