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TIFFANI LOPEZ

COLLEGE COUNSELOR

COLLEGE COUNSELOR

Tiffani is originally from Queens, New York. She attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. While in college, Tiffani was on the women's rugby team, tutored students at the local intermediate school, and was a student event planner. Following graduation, Tiffani joined the Pennsylvania College Advising Corps and was one of two inaugural College Advisers serving the largest public high school in Camden, New Jersey. Tiffani's passion for equitable access to education stemmed from her experience there and she has been in college ever since. As a proud first-generation American and college student, Tiffani is familiar with the barriers faced within both communities and strives to support students and families through the post-secondary planning process.

 

In her free time, Tiffani enjoys spending time with friends and family as much as she can, taking long walks, reading books on education reform and policy, traveling to new places, Phase 10, trying new food, and playing trivia!

Favorite College Experience: "As part of their graduation criteria, Susquehanna requires a study abroad experience as part of the cross-cultural curriculum. I spent 5 months in Sorrento, Italy and was only minutes away from the Amalfi Coast. I walked past Mount Vesuvius every single day on my walk to class. Two of my favorite classes I took were Archaeology and Volcanology. I had an incredible time as I traveled to a place I'd never been to before, met new people, tried new foods, and learned about the uniqueness of southern Italian culture. I hope to go back someday soon."

Advice for High School and College Students: "Be present and authentic, always. High school and college come with many transitions and it can be easy to forget to take a step back and take it all in. These years are meant to be both enjoyable and challenging because one cannot grow if there is no change. Always prioritize your well-being and remember to have fun and be safe!"

Favorite Food: "Enchiladas de mole, buffalo wings (with bleu cheese), and milk chocolate with hazelnuts!"