Whitney Smith

Program Manager

As Program Manager at the Nutrition Incentive Hub, Whitney provides technical assistance to support nutrition incentive practitioners in delivering high quality, innovative nutrition incentive programs.   

Whitney Imani knows food is one of many tools that people of the global majority can and have used to advance our collective liberation struggle. This understanding undergirds Whitney’s commitment to ending food apartheid. Following her passions for public health, food, and environmental justice, Whitney pursued opportunities in sustainability and food systems in several urban centers both domestically and abroad. Two of those defining experiences include living and working at Navdanya Biodiversity farm in Dehradun, India where Whitney had her first hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture and serving as a FoodCorps service member with the Detroit Black Food Security Network, where she taught nutrition and garden education in several African-Centered Schools.  

Whitney enjoys maintaining her small-scale cut flower farm, learning about and maintaining African Foodways and Afro-ethnobotanical practices, and spending time outdoors with her son. Whitney received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College and attended the University of Michigan for her M.S. in Natural Resource Management and Environment.