Prior to joining Living Cities, Tiffany was one of three Proteus Fund Diversity Fellows selected for a one-year fellowship designed to provide professionals of color exposure to philanthropy and rigorous training in effective grant-making practices with a social justice lens. As a Diversity Fellow, Tiffany’s 12 months were split between two different foundations, the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation in Springfield, MA; and the Proteus Fund in Amherst, MA. Tiffany worked on a wide-ranging set of projects during the year including city-wide increased reading proficiency in Springfield and Holyoke, MA; the development of an anti-racism regional initiative; and, strategic planning for a grant making initiative (Race & Representation 2021) focused on building political power for communities of color across the country.
Before, Tiffany was a New York City Urban Fellow and Policy Analyst in the inaugural Mayor’s Office of Human Capital Development, for the City of New York under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There, she focused on developing policies and programs to streamline and align workforce development and adult education services across the city. Prior to this work, Tiffany worked in a number of NYC-based nonprofits on issues such as access to pre-natal care to prevent HIV/AIDS perinatal transmission, leadership development for professionals of color across sectors, and arts and education. Tiffany is a proud graduate of Hunter College of the City of New York with a Bachelor’s in Dance and Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Urban America.