Staff Spotlight: Whitney Wright
Name: Whitney Wright
Role: Administrative Special Projects Coordinator
Joined NWWC: February 2016
Personal Life: Whitney is a Seattle native. She grew up as a middle child with three sisters. All of her sisters are local so she gets to spend a lot of time with them as well as her niece and five nephews. Whitney went back to school about a year ago to work towards her Master’s degree and is considering a future career in nursing, genetics counseling, neuropsychology, or as a physician assistant.
Life Before NWWC: Whitney worked in retail at Forever 21 throughout college and became a manager after graduating. As a visual merchandiser, she managed a team of 40 people. Due to her interest in medicine, she accepted a position at a pain management clinic where she became the front desk lead. The clinic provided medication management for pain as well as mental health services. She credits this job with honing her customer service skills and empathy from supporting patients with chronic pain.
A Day in Her Job: Whitney joined NWWC as a front desk specialist and later developed the lead front desk specialist role. She transitioned into her current position when she decided to go back to school. She spends a lot of time doing schedule and appointment management in our electronic medical record. She pulls reports for the clinical and administrative teams and develops workflows for the clinics. With her years of front desk experience, she helps the front desk team behind-the-scenes and provides historical knowledge.
What Else to Know about Whitney:
- Music is a big part of her life. Her dad was a one-man-band musician and taught her to play guitar when she was 16. She plays guitar to destress, loves karaoke with friends on the weekend, and splurges on concerts as her main source of entertainment. Recently, she’s seen Dan + Shay, Panic! at the Disco, John Legend, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Whitney is an avid sports fan, especially football. She roots for the Seahawks and Huskies throughout the fall but you’ll never see her with a pumpkin spiced latte. While fall is her favorite season, she is not into pumpkin-flavored anything.
- Whitney took her first trip across the ocean last month! She and her younger sister went to a yoga and mindfulness retreat in Bolzano, Italy, for a week of yoga, journaling, meditation, and exploring the beauty of northern Italy. Whitney is always up for a new adventure. “I’ll do anything once.”