Tiffany joined SERI as a researcher in September 2015. She has a Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and received her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Political Studies with distinction through the National Research Foundation (NRF) Chair in Local Histories and Present Realities at the University of the Witwatersrand. During her time at SERI, Tiffany has been involved in the implementation phase of the Public Interest Legal Services in South Africa: Project Report, which is a study commissioned by the Ford Foundation and RAITH Foundation that explored the nature of public interest legal services sector in South Africa, the context in which it operates and how its value and impact can be best characterised. Tiffany is currently involved in informal settlement action research and policy advocacy focused on in situ upgrading of informal settlements through the implementation of the Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP) to improve access to basic services, livelihood strategies and tenure security in informal settlements across Gauteng, North West, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Prior to joining SERI Tiffany interned at SECTION27 from February to December 2013, where she primarily assisted in health and HIV-related matters.