While studying cognitive science at the University of California, Berkeley, Whitney explored her passions for scientific approaches to consciousness, drug policy reform, and psychedelic research. She first entered the MAPS multiverse in 2017 through volunteer work with the Zendo Project to provide psychedelic peer support and harm reduction at festivals and events. In 2019, Whitney joined MAPS’ Communications and Marketing department as a full-time staff member. From late 2020 until mid-2022, she managed the social media profiles of MAPS, MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), Rick Doblin, Ph.D., and Zendo Project.
Whitney currently serves as Executive Assistant to MAPS Founder and President Rick Doblin, Ph.D. Upon potential FDA approval of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, she looks forward to continuing her career in the realm of psychedelic-assisted therapy.