PresenterPhotoWhitney Longnecker currently serves as the Director of Study Abroad at Texas Tech University.

In this role, Whitney leads the Study Abroad team and all aspects of Texas Tech faculty-led programming including advising and support of faculty, program development, faculty training, and more. Whitney’s personal study abroad experiences in England, China, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago ignited her passion for education abroad and led to her career in international education. In 2014, she earned a M.A. in International Education for SIT Graduate Institute. Whitney has experience working with both higher education institutions and third-party study abroad providers including Central College Abroad, the Institute for Shipboard Education/ Semester at Sea and Penn State University.