Tiffany Dena Loftin
Tiffany Dena Loftin is the National Director of the NAACP Youth & College Division. In this role, she serves more than 700 Youth Councils, High School Chapters, and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights.
Ms. Loftin was formerly the Senior Program Specialist in Community Advocacy and Partnership Engagement, Center for Social Justice at the National Education Association. Her responsibilities focused around aligning NEA priorities with partners within the African-American and progressive communities and creating opportunities for critical dialogue and action addressing the racial and economic disparities that impact educators, students, and communities across the country.
Previously, she served as the Racial Justice Program Coordinator for the Civil, Human, and Women’s Rights Department, where she focused on creating opportunities for critical dialogue and action addressing the racial and economic disparities that impact workers across every sector. Ms. Loftin has also worked at the American Federation of Teachers and served as President of the United States Student Association, where she coordinated the implementation of campaigns addressing national issues like student loan debt and the expansion of financial aid for low-income and students of color.
She was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans in Higher Education.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Ms. Loftin attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she graduated with dual degrees in American Studies and Political Science in 2011.