Tiffany is a Vietnamese American architect and urban designer who is passionate about cities. She approaches urban development from an interdisciplinary perspective that prioritizes people and integrates urban planning and economics. Tiffany has a decade of experience partnering with city governments and private sector clients on urban policies, programs, and projects, including in Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana, and the US. Her doctoral research interests include coastal land reclamation and slum development in Southeast Asian cities.
Prior to Penn, Tiffany was an urban development consultant for both the Asian Development Bank and World Bank in Jakarta, where she provided advisory services on urban issues across Indonesia. At the ADB, she led a pilot study of city livability in two secondary cities as well as program development of the Livable Settlements Investment Project, a multi-year loan that would finance slum upgrading in Indonesian cities. At the World Bank, Tiffany provided technical inputs for forthcoming reports, including the Indonesia Country Climate and Development Report.
Tiffany holds a Master in Public Affairs degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame, where she is the inaugural recipient of the Jane Jacobs Award for commitment to community building and urban planning.