Whitney Klenzendorf joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation as Development Manager in 2017.

Whitney is a 6th generation Texan from San Antonio, Texas. She grew up visiting national parks and enjoying the outdoors on her family’s farm and ranch, which spurred her interest in policy affecting natural resources, private property, and wildlife. After college, Whitney worked for U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger in Washington, DC, serving as legislative correspondent and legislative aide for agriculture appropriations and sportsman’s issues.

Most recently, Whitney was the founding staff member at Texan by Nature, a conservation initiative founded by former First Lady Laura Bush. In her role, she helped develop the mission and vision, raise seed money, and launch its first six initiatives. She is an Aggie, with a degree from Texas A&M University in Renewable Natural Resources. While at Texas A&M she worked for the Directors of Development for the College of Liberal Arts.

In her spare time, Whitney helps manage her family farm and volunteers for wildlife conservation efforts. She writes a monthly column for Texas Wildlife magazine and a blog for women in the outdoors.