Tiffany Hendricks – University of Florida, 2010 Graduate – Political Science and International Relations

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Tiffany Hendricks was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised by Jamaican parents in South Florida. In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from the University of Florida.  Upon graduation she entered Teach for America where her passion for social justice issues were ignited.  Her experience as an elementary school teacher in the Little Haiti community of Miami- Dade opened her eyes to many of the education injustices and immigration issues many of her students and their families were facing. Her passion for seeing her children’s lives improved by her direct actions allowed her to see the reward and gratification that comes as a teacher and social justice leader in her community.  Upon the end of her two-year commitment with Teach for America, she continued to teach for a third year as a Pre-K teacher for students with developmental delays.  Tiffany then made the decision to return back to school to pursue her true passion to study the law at the University of Miami.  As an intern with the UAW Global Organizing Institute, Tiffany had the opportunity to build her knowledge on local labor, social and immigration issues as well as organize national campaign actions for Nissan auto workers.  She built a true understanding of the right for all workers to organize themselves to have one united voice to express their concerns.  Tiffany hopes to use her experience from teaching and with the UAW Global Organizing Institute as a future attorney in the South Florida community.

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