My life took another turn for White-Newsome when I married and returned to my hometown of Detroit, MI, to work as an environmental manager at a startup company that made car engines. I spent several years there, building the company's environmental management process from the ground up. During a period of maternity leave, I began to look into the possibility of working in public and environmental health and applied to graduate school in the Environmental Health Sciences program at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and got a full scholarship.
After graduate school, I did a postdoc for the Union of Concerned Scientists, which brought me to Washington, DC to work on documenting the effects of climate change on health. After my postdoc, she began her current position at WE ACT.
I am also an adjunct professor at Kettering University in Flint, MI, and the George Washington University in Washington, DC. This part-time work allows me to pursue my love of teaching in addition in addition to my full-time job.