Dr. Whittemore came to Maryland as a doctoral student in 1983, and since then has held a number of positions in academic advising. Prior to ENSP, Dr. Whittemore worked in the Division of Letters and Sciences, where she developed and directed an advising program for exploratory students; and as an academic advisor in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Currently, Dr. Whittemore helps first- and second-year ENSP students explore and declare a concentration; and third- and fourth-year ENSP students prepare for internships, careers and graduate school. She also handles some of the academic administration in ENSP and maintains the webpage.
Dr. Whittemore's love of the environment grew out of youthful exploits in the fields and forests of central Massachusetts and on the waters off southern Maine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, and says she will climb almost anything if there is a view at the top!