Tiffany is an organizational psychologist and education scholar whose research interests were born of her experiences as a student in both public and private schools in New York City, negotiating the balance of her privilege as an advancing scholar with challenges inherent to her life as a first-generation American living in a single parent home. Her work defines new methods and frameworks for diagnosing organizational issues informed by her expertise across the fields of cultural politics, organizational theory, conflict resolution studies, and education. Engaging each of these perspectives symbiotically, her work is focused on developing innovations for improving the organizational outcomes of our nation’s most disenfranchised students in underresourced public schools, colleges, and universities. Her research formalizes the study of teachers and school support staff as professional employees, with a focus on systemic analyses of the persistent organizational issues which stymie the work productivity of employees in underresourced schools and educational organizations. Her work is in service of a vision for our nation's public high schools, colleges, and universities as open systems within which teachers and administrators as professionals may benefit from strategic planning for staffing and retention, quality service delivery, organizational management, and systemic change.
Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree at Georgetown University, where she majored in Culture and Politics and developed her first research project as an Honors Symposium student within the Department of Psychology. She received her Master of Arts in Social-Organizational Psychology degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also earned an Advanced Certificate in Cooperation and Conflict Resolution Studies from the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution. Tiffany is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in the Culture, Institutions, and Society concentration strand at the Graduate School of Education.