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Whitney Smith: Human Resources Process Manager at Urban Science. Guess Her Major?


Whitney Smith
Psychology Major

Psychology Major

Major: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Psychology
Degree(s): MA, class of 2007; BA, class of 2003, California State University, Long Beach

After graduating with her Masters degree from CSULB in 2007, Whitney worked for several years as the Human Resources Director for Smith-Cooper International until she took a position with Urban Science as their Human Resources Manager. Quickly following this position, Whitney became Urban Science’s Regional Human Resources Manager. In her current role as a Human Resources Process Manager, Whitney oversees and manages the entire Human Resource department’s projects and processes across the globe. Whitney applies project management principles to HR projects to ensure that they are on time, within budget, and at an acceptable level of quality to meet organization standards. Whitney’s role provides her with the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in multiple offices around the globe, and she has the opportunity to travel on occasion as well. During her tenure at Urban Science, Whitney has travelled to Shanghai, Mexico City, Melbourne, Nashville, Detroit and Madrid. Whitney certainly represents the exciting opportunities possible with the pursuit of education.

Whitney’s Professional Road Map:

  • Human Resources Process Manager, Urban Science
  • Regional Human Resources Manager, Urban Science
  • Human Resources Manager, Urban Science
  • Human Resources Director, Smith-Cooper International
  • Employee Development Intern, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
  • Psychological Testing Intern/Research Assistant, VA Hospital-Long Beach




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