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Tiffany Younger, MSSP’15

  • Co-Chair, MSSP Alumni Association

  • PhD Candidate in Social Welfare

Tiffany is the Policy and Special Projects Manager at Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap. She was born and raised in the South Bronx. Prior to working at CWWG, she served as the Founder of the Social Change Agents Institute (SCAI), a project that brings social workers, professionals, and educators to offer free mental health services and social change workshops in developing countries of the African Diaspora such as South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, and Brazil.

Tiffany worked as a Policy Fellow for United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand where she focused on issues of criminal justice, gender and race equity. She also served as a T32 Clinical Research Science Fellow at the National Institute of Health(NIH) where her research interests focused on heart disease and health disparities among Black women.

Tiffany obtained her Master of Science in Social Policy degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and New York University where she teaches Social Welfare Policy and Decolonizing Social Work.

Currently, she is obtaining a dual doctoral degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Social Welfare at the Silberman School of Social Work. She resides in Harlem, New York with her three year old daughter.

“The skills and knowledge I gained from the MSSP program supported me in developing and piloting the Social Change Agents Institute (SCAI) which provides an opportunity for professionals and scholars to travel to developing countries such as South Africa, Brazil, and Haiti to facilitate social change workshops on race, gender, and class. I used the research skills I developed at SP2 to support teaching Social Change Agents how to use research to address social issues abroad.”

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