Born to Larry R. Whitney and Mary E. (Gaffney) Whitney in Rhinelander, WI.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and political science, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Is a messenger and postal clerk for the Wisconsin State Assembly through 2003; Is a member of Amnesty International until 2005.
Is a member of Wisconsin Coalition Against the Death Penalty until 2009.
Fundraises for the Multiple Sclerosis Society until 2005 and the American Diabetes Association until 2005.
Becomes a member of Southern Poverty Law Center; Is a monthly donor to the Planned Parenthood National Leadership Council until 2012.
Receives 10 SECC Fundraising Awards and a Habitat for Humanity Hopebuilder Award.
Is a member of People for the American Way and the State Employees Combined Campaign’s (SECC) State Coordinating Committee through today.
Receives the Hannah Needham Rogers Award from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin and a Community Volunteer Award from United Way.
Is a legislative staff member and postmistress of the Wisconsin State Assembly and continues in the roles.
Receives a Know Your Wisconsin State Journal Award.
Receives a Top Fundraiser Award from the Madison Walk for Diabetes and Backyard Hero Award from Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin.
Receives the Bob Alesch Award from Partners in Giving of the State Employees Combined Campaign; Buys her condo in July.
Is a campaign volunteer for Barack Obama and again in 2012.
Is a campaign volunteer for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign.
Pays off her mortgage in August.
Maintains membership with the American Civil Liberties Union, National Organization of Women, EMILY’s List and Progressive United.