Empower our clients with practical solutions for understanding human activity anywhere in order to advance human security everywhere.
A polyglot and technology translator, she brings a level of analytical prowess and ingenuity to every project.
Jackie is a superwoman, but not the DC comics version. She's the empowering and raising-others-as-she-rises kind. She's a phenomenal woman and BOSS (and she didn't have to pay us to say that). She is most likely in a meeting, driving her children around, or doing both effortlessly. She may work past midnight - and make some nerdy jokes - but we've watched her unite unlikely teams together in the Data Pandemos Project and through generosity and kindness open minds and hearts. She reminds us, ' you can't have great reason without great love.'
His creativity, collaborative ethos, and technical skill to cut through hard technical problems like a hot knife through butter.
If we didn't know Tom, we might not believe he is real. The mythical creature that recruiters seek but can never find, he is a full-stack developer that excels in everything from prototyping to production, data science to instruction and has masterful spatial and people skills. He rock climbs, has a green thumb, writes thoughtful notes to colleagues and even gifts us homemade yogurt. With his knack for stealthy over delivery, Tom brings Whitespace’s most ambitious projects to life. Efforts to clone him are ongoing...
A master juggler: ABI expert, instructor, program manager, Worldline Guru, and the person you go to for a great pie crust recipe.
Patrick "Be me" Kenney is kind of a big deal. This trend-setter started Flannel Fridays, and he has been known to feed, burp, and then soothe an infant to sleep while typing an email or leading the conversation in a meeting. His judicious and masterful use of the Knife Hand is second only to his eloquence when telling it like it is. Pat is the mastermind behind our Worldline scenarios, and has either developed or taught every single course in The Academy. Cross trained in analysis and the beep-boops, he is a man of many talents.
Among her superpowers - yes, she has more than one - are vaporizing operational tasks and leading with passion, compassion, and creativity.
Even when Jess is on mute, she is guaranteed to be saying something creative, insightful, or supportive. Her innate ability to keep a cool head in any situation and control the chaos would give even Mr. Wolf a run for his money. You might not know she's from Jersey until she tells you that she "knows a guy," or until you see how effective she is at making tasks "go away." A champion for inclusivity, and the custodian of Whitespace's culture, Jess inspires us all to reach new heights by compassionately and consistently living her mantra: "Find A Way or Make One."
She's an all-around all-star, but its in the arenas of research, investigation, and critical thinking that this rookie shines brightest.
Sam is consistently raising the bar on performance for newbies. There isn't a project or task that has scared her away- she is literally the MVP of Virtual Bubble, and helps create magic on our Social Accounts. She started as an intern and is quickly making herself indispensable via persistent calendar stalking and anticipating our every move. She has a mean .gif game and an infectious positive attitude.
Part Coach, part Academy Director, she boosts people, projects, and teams toward becoming the best version of themselves.
Erica is the fairy godmother of Whitespace and the unofficial Dean of The Academy. Empathy is her superpower and every person and project it touches seems to grow and bloom. When she's not empowering others with compassion, confidence, and zen, she is baking magical holiday cookies, coaching the next cohort of TEDX speakers, or playing with her beautiful grandchildren and puppies.
Don't let his easy-going nature fool you - his analytic expertise and instructional experience make him a killer asset in the classroom.
Zach is full of surprises. An ABI enthusiast who plays - and MAKES - guitars, he is also a proud dad and philosophile. What social capital he might have lost by wearing a suit to his first Team Sync, he quickly recovered with his dry humor and quick wit. A team player from Day 1, Zach doesn't hesitate to bring his skills (graphic design, really?!) or experience to the table and help move the team forward.
The heart that beats behind our HR operations, Mel’s superpowers are empathy, mediation, and service.
Melissa lights up any room with her infectious smile and compassionate heart. Her love of family, community, and organization creates a safe environment for growth. Applying for a job with us? She's likely the first person you will meet (pro tip: if you want to sweeten your chances for an interview, send her a Chick-Fil-A lemonade!). We're beginning to suspect that Jess is staging a Jersey takeover of Ops, but we're here for it, because Melissa's experience is a great asset to the team.
Chris' public health background and expertise in data science, visualization, and analytics brings a fresh perspective to our Human Security Mission.
We couldn't clone Tom, so we did one better and hired his brother. Chris's heart is gold - from his time in the Peace Corps, working with NGOs, and strongly believing citizenship is a human right - and his technical skills are platinum. Standing at 6'3" his signature move is streamlining processes and he has a knack for making the team's work lives easier. When he's not working, you might find him on a beach somewhere learning about Swahili coast history or listening to West African music. We really need to send the Valleau's a thank you card...
Kayla is a lightning fast researcher and experienced analyst that brings a glowing energy and friendly voice to Whitespace.
It's not often that you find an extroverted analyst - but we did! Kayla brings a level of enthusiasm and energy to every project she touches. She loves connecting with people and building relationships which is a huge part of her role at Whitespace and the magical team Denny is cultivating. She's most likely to go the extra mile or even a few extra miles. She loves impromptu dance parties with her daughter, as long as the volume isn't on an even number. And aspires to model a life of self-love and fulfillment for her daughter.
Denny brings analytical and security risk intelligence prowess, with a dash of humor, grace, and a library of bad song lyrics, to our partnerships, narratives, and products.
Remember the six of degrees of separation of Kevin Bacon? Well, Mr. Bacon has NOTHING on Denny! An unofficial part of Whitespace since the beginning, Denny is the connector of people and oracle of opportunity - AND she chose us (we are so honored)! Queen of arcane data points and trivia, acquired through decades of serving decisionmakers, Denny adds valuable insight into our decision advantage products. One of our favorite Denny quotes, "Thinking and being thoughtful — about absolutely everything, from personal relationships to social change to business decisions to national security — if we all thought more and better, we’d all be in better shape."
Mo may seem low key, but he's a machine when it comes to running at - and solving - the hard engineering problems we face at Whitespace.
With a pretty cool nickname, Mo lives up to the expectations of an Omni fabricator, which is how we were introduced to him. Kayla mentioned working with a data scientist who is a wizard (I added that part) when it comes to creating tools for solving analytical problems. Well the rest is history. He likes non-obvious technical challenges, videogames, live shows, and pool. We scored a corner pocket money ball with Mo!
Forrest is a world-class mathematician, statistician, and scientist dedicated to solving the world’s most important and challenging inferential problems.
In addition to being a tenured professor at Yale, he's also a parent, and works for us part-time. Forrest is the definition of hustle, aspiring to "do interesting things most of the time, and to do what’s important all the time." He is really easy going, and an awesome team player, but word of advice: don't schedule through his lunch. Keep an eye out for his forthcoming three-part autobiographical series, "Cloudy With a Chance of Statistics," "Lord of the Fries," and "The Devil Wears Carhartt." Release date: twenty twenty-never.
We’re creating a community of world-class sensemakers. Experts with the resilience and grit required to push the human race forward. Individuals with the highest degree of integrity, fluent in both Socratic and Scientific thinking, intellectually humble, fiercely collaborative, and unafraid to ask why.
We target risks, issues, and vulnerabilities that threaten the Four Freedoms anywhere on earth. We do it as a team - as a family of creative problem solvers, perpetual learners, human security warriors, and compassionate technologists. We set the bar at excellence and work together to exceed it at every opportunity.
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We bring the same passion about our work to all the things that promote a balanced, fulfilled life: family and friends, hobbies and travel, sports and woodworking.
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