Tiffany Harris is the DEI Coordinator (Disability Equality Index) at Disability:IN. She grew up in Southfield, Michigan, and she went to the University of Michigan for her bachelor’s in political science and honors in African American studies. Tiffany also studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where she studied Political Science and African studies. After she studied abroad, she wrote a thesis entitled “The Case of Uyinene Mrwetyana: A Restorative Justice Approach to Gender-Based Violence.”
During her undergrad, she had several jobs and internships. She was an emerging leader intern for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a math tutor for the Office of Multicultural Initiatives, and the marketing chair for the Graham Institute of Sustainability. After she graduated from the University of Michigan, she worked as a legal assistant for Fakhoury Global Immigration and as a Criminal Defense Paralegal for the Law Office of Anabelle Dias, P.A. She also worked as a research assistant for the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research where she worked with Dr. Vincent Hutchings (University of Michigan Professor in Political Science) where she coded nationally representative survey data based on how Americans think about race, the government’s role in our society, racial advantages or disadvantages, racism, the impact of prejudice & discrimination toward Black Americans, and its impact on policy preferences.
Her last position was with Burton Snowboards where she was a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) intern. She worked closely with the Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to implement new diversity trainings (LGBTQ+ training, & Disability and Diversity Training) and build partnerships with nonprofits such as the Venture Out Project. She also launched Black History Month initiatives including a Black History Month Panel & a Black Riders Campaign. She also launched a Pride Month Panel with a Call for LGBTQ+ Artists for the Pride Product Launch in June 2022, and she helped launch the Burton Internship Program by reaching out to universities and BIPOC affinity groups to recruit diverse candidates for Burton job positions.
She is also very passionate about yoga, health, and wellness, and she received her certification to teach yoga in July of 2022. She is also very passionate about criminal justice, prison reform, and feminist work. She is an advocate for all underrepresented people & voices and marginalized communities, and she is working so that all people regardless of their differences strive.