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Blogger, Epilepsy Patient Leader, Speaker, App Tester

Plano, TX


Whitney was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 1986. Growing up with Epilepsy motivated her to start a blog called Changing Focus Epilepsy Edition. Through this blog, Whitney share's her life's journey, motivating others to take control of their epilepsy, build better doctor/patient relationships, and how to practice self-care. Whitney graduated from college with a BS in Information Systems Security. The knowledge gained in the IT field gives her the flexibility to self-host and manage her website, test and manage new health apps and more. Whitney's Epilepsy Advocacy work gives the opportunity to host webinars, appear at conferences for speaking engagements, work with companies to create blog content and has given her the opportunity to sit on a number of Advisory Boards. Whitney has worked with Self Care Catalysts, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Healthsparq, Healthline and more.

AVAILABILITY: as required

Industry Experience
Healthcare - Advocacy Healthcare - Technology
Areas Of Expertise
Blogger Crowdsourcing Health Data Tracking Product & App Testing Social Media Usability Testing
Health Perspective
Patient Advocate
Health Conditions
Chronic Illness Disabilities Epilepsy
IT Support Analyst - Lead at Parsons Corporation
November 2012 – September 2016

At Parsons Corporation, responsibilities included document control, application testing, customer service and team building.

Blogger, Content Creator at Changing Focus
November 2012 – Present

Changing Focus Epilepsy edition blog was started to provide a resource for epilepsy patients to learn how to better navigate life living with epilepsy. Projects include speaking engagements, mobile health app testing, reviews, sponsored blog post, social media promotions and more.

Bachelors, Information Systems Security
ITT Technical Institute -Richardson
June 2008 – September 2012
Richardson, TX, United States

  • Crowdsourcing for Survey of Seizure patients

    02/06/2017 - 03/17/2017


    Fixed price

    $426.83 earned

    Whitney is always great to work with! She has good communication and does her part to complete the project!

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