Whitney Sawney, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is the Communications Manager for the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF). Prior to joining NAAF, Whitney earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas. In the Spring of 2016, she interned for former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and is an alumni of the Native American Political Leadership Program at George Washington University. In the Fall of 2016, Whitney was awarded the Wilma P. Mankiller Fellowship with the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., and later served the organization as a Communications Associate. In 2019, Whitney stepped into the role as Communications Manager for the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas.