We are thrilled to welcome Whitley Crawford to The Michelson Intellectual Property team! Whitley joins us as Senior Program Coordinator, bringing with her an impressive background in digital marketing that began in East Texas and flourished with her move to Los Angeles. Over the past eight years, she has become a key player in the industry, known for her expertise in rebranding, team building, and data analysis.

At Michelson IP, Whitley is eager to apply her skills to demystify intellectual property rights, particularly for underrepresented communities and individuals. Her passion for bridging knowledge gaps in IP, trade secrets, and copyright law promises to enhance our offerings and democratize IP education.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Whitley is a lover of the great outdoors, an avid weightlifter, and dedicated hiker. Her leadership role in the Los Angeles chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) reflects her commitment to sharing knowledge and fostering professional growth. Additionally, Whitley’s role as a community organizer for Meetup events in Los Angeles and Orange County showcases her ability to inspire and connect individuals around the evolving landscape of digital marketing.

Whitley’s passion for innovation is sure to help catalyze IP education. We look forward to the energy and creativity she will bring to Michelson IP. Please join us in giving Whitley Crawford a warm welcome.


The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, provides access to empowering IP education for budding inventors and entrepreneurs. Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson. To learn more, visit 20mm.org.