Mr. Winston M. Whitten Jr. is a native of New Orleans, La. having been raised in the Westbank community of Algiers. He attended schools with the Orleans Parish School District, beginning his education at McDonogh #32 Elementary School then on to Edna Karr Jr. High School and later graduating from Oliver Perry Walker High School. Mr. Whitten attended both Southern University A & M College and University and Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) where he earned a BS-Biology in 2002. Mr. Whitten has worked a career in Education for over 20 years starting off as a Substitute Teacher prior to receiving his undergrad degree. Since then, he has held several roles in post-secondary and secondary education including the teaching of biological, chemical, physical and composite sciences. And, as an academic advisor and program assistant director of student development service programs such as TRiO’s Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound, two federally sponsored student enrichment programs. Mr. Whitten became involved with educational programming at Tulane University by way of Pre-Collegiate STEM programs offered during weekends and the summer. He enrolled as a student within the SoPA Program summer 2022. Mr. Whitten actively serves as a Community Advocate for education, access to educational opportunities and educational awareness. He currently teaches Physical Science at the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy.