We are thrilled to welcome Whitley Crawford to The Michelson Intellectual Property team! Whitley joins us as Senior Program Coordinator for Michelson IP, bringing with her an impressive background in digital marketing that began in East Texas and flourished with her move to Los Angeles. Over the past eight years, she has become a key player in the industry, known for her expertise in rebranding, team building, and data analysis. 

At Michelson IP, Whitley is eager to apply her skills to demystify intellectual property rights, particularly for underrepresented communities and individuals. Her passion for bridging knowledge gaps in IP, trade secrets, and copyright law promises to enhance our offerings and democratize IP education.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Whitley is a lover of the great outdoors, an avid weightlifter, and dedicated hiker. Her leadership role in the Los Angeles chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) reflects her commitment to sharing knowledge and fostering professional growth. Additionally, Whitley’s role as a community organizer for Meetup events in Los Angeles and Orange County showcases her ability to inspire and connect individuals around the evolving landscape of digital marketing. 

Whitley’s passion for innovation is sure to help catalyze IP education. We look forward to the energy and creativity she will bring to Michelson IP. Please join us in giving Whitley Crawford a warm welcome. 

Michelson 20MM is a private, nonprofit foundation working toward equity for underserved and historically underrepresented communities by expanding access to educational and employment opportunities, increasing affordability of educational programs, and ensuring the necessary supports are in place for individuals to thrive. To do so, we work in the following verticals: Digital Equity, Intellectual Property, Smart Justice, Student Basic Needs, and Open Educational Resources (OER). Co-chaired and funded by Alya and Gary Michelson, Michelson 20MM is part of the Michelson Philanthropies network of foundations.

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