|Personal Secretary to the President|
January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Ferial Govashiri|
|Born||1990 (age 26–27)
|Education||College of Charleston (BA)|
Westerhout was born in Irvine, California. She studied political science at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. After her graduation in 2013 she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked as a fitness trainer in the Pure Barre gym of Carrie Rezabek Dorr.
In the 2012 presidential election, Westerhout worked for the campaign of Mitt Romney. In 2013, she worked briefly for candidate John Kuhn in the Republican primary for the special election in South Carolina's first congressional district. Later that year, she interned for Congressman John Campbell. In the summer of 2013, Westerhout began working for the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party Organizing Committee. Since January 2015, she has worked as an assistant to RNC chief of staff Katie Walsh.
On January 19, 2017, Donald Trump's transition team announced that Westerhout would serve as special assistant and executive assistant to the President.