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Portrait of Tiffany Ni, Summer 2018 MEISSP intern

Tiffany’s personal and professional approach to tasks demonstrates her willingness to effectively and efficiently accomplish her work while gaining a greater understanding of the responsibility and accountability of a public servant.  She’s a great asset and a wonderful team member!

Chester Scott
Program Analyst, Office of Minority Business and Economic Development

Hi! I’m Tiffany Ni. I was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. I have traveled across the US to places such as Texas, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and the southeast coast of mainland China. I am a rising junior majoring in business foundation with a concentration in macroeconomics and a minor in psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia.

When I attended Peninsula Catholic High School I was founder and president of the Red Cross Club. I hosted and organized bi-annual blood drives for current students and alumni at my high school. As president, I also organized the collection of care kits for homeless people and coordinated distribution to shelters in the area.

Prior to beginning my freshman year at VCU, I was accepted into the RAM Camp leadership program. This program recognizes incoming student leaders and provides them with mentorship and development opportunities. I am an active member of VCU’s Filipino Americans Coming Together (FACT) Club. My favorite activity so far was Kuya/Ate (big brother/big sister), a mentoring program where upperclassmen show new members around campus and introduce them to the FACT community.

In 2017, I was accepted to the 2-year Academic Scholars Program in Real Environments (ASPIRE), a residential program with community service and academic enrichment components. I have continued my volunteer work with the Red Cross, assisting with campus blood drives. I am also a mentor with the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC). As a mentor, I provide emotional and physical support to young adults with physical limitations performing in SPARC productions.

I plan to pursue a masters in economics and work in the public sector as a macroeconomics analyst, researching commerce and business trends. My hobbies include dog watching, listening to jazz, and watching The Great British Baking Show.