Parent, Attorney, Coronado Schools Advocate & Alumna
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Whitney Antrim was born and raised in Coronado. The daughter of a US Navy SEAL and an American Airlines flight attendant, she was raised to embody strength, service, and hard work. Whitney attended Christ Church Elementary and Coronado Middle School and Coronado High School. (Class of ’97!)
A lifelong community servant, Whitney has coached Mock Trial at Otay Ranch High School for nearly a decade, inspiring future lawyers. She also runs San Diego County’s Homeless Court and Stand Down programs for homeless veterans. Her focus on vulnerable community members has led to frequent volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank.
Whitney has dedicated her career to protecting the constitutional rights of all of us and representing those who are less fortunate. She is currently a Deputy Public Defender for the County of San Diego, who dedicates herself to serving the veteran community. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara and then pursued her law and business degree at Vanderbilt University Law School and the Owen School of Business.
Whitney brings positive energy and collaboration to everything she does. She does not get discouraged by naysayers or setbacks. Described by her legal peers as a “workhorse,” she has dedicated her life to pursuing equal access to the justice system and will always be an advocate for equal access to resources and fair administration in our schools. She’s also trauma informed by her work, and has the experience to tackle tough issues for our most vulnerable students: those with mental and physical illness, poverty, long histories of trauma and abuse.
Given the current state of the world, when an entire generation is being traumatized by a global pandemic outside of their control and all the physical, mental, emotional, and financial stress this puts on them and their families, strong leadership is critical. With nearly two decades of government service, Whitney knows what it takes to find solutions, navigate complicated governmental agencies, and get things done. Whitney’s experience is just what we need to keep the focus on providing the best possible education the circumstances allow, and recover and rebuild our schools when it’s over.
Whitney lives in Coronado with her husband and two children. Her kids are future students at Silver Strand Elementary. Her goal is to improve the schools for students, parents, and teachers and ensure that our kids are safe, welcomed, and given a world class education.