Whitney Van Laningham is native to Los Angeles, California. She is a Communication Specialist major at Baylor University, and loves puppies, rock n' roll, yoga, the 1920's, and anything covered in teriyaki sauce. As a writer, Whitney draws most of her inspiration from her many adventures and life experiences. She is partial to autobiographical writing, but a good journalistic piece is always welcome. Her ultimate life goal is to travel to all 56 countries that her beloved grandparents have explored.