Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Whitney Pozgay graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in theatre, concentrating in costume design. After her final semester at the Sorbonne, she decided to move to New York and pursue fashion design. With an Aunt as a designer (Kate Spade), Whitney began her career at Kate Spade New York, while honing her skills at Parsons and FIT. At Kate Spade, Whitney's responsibilities grew from designing cold weather accessories to playing an integral role in the re-launch of apparel. Her time at Kate Spade was followed by several years at Steven Alan where she was the lead women's wear designer. She left Steven Alan in 2009 to realize her long time dream of venturing out on her own. In 2010 she launched her playful, yet effortlessly chic collection WHIT with partners Zonda Sochorow, Zach Cooper and Parker Argote.