Whitney grew up in the San Gabriel Valley before she went to college and received her B.A. in Sociology with an option in Criminology from Cal Poly Pomona and her Paralegal Certificate from Pasadena City College. Growing up, Whitney enjoyed playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and traveling with family, whether it be to Hawaii, Mammoth, or just a simple trip to the casino. Living in the SGV area, she’s maintained several close friendships from her childhood years and aspired to either be a basketball player (at 5’0) or in law enforcement when she got older.
She often admired basketball players for being able to play the sport they loved for a career and looked up to law enforcement officials for keeping people safe and ensuring criminals were put behind bars. She also looked up to her older brother for his ability to learn things quickly and his vibrant personality.