Tiffany Williams


Tiffany Williams

Tiffany Williams is the Associate Director of the Institute for Policy Studies. Tiffany first came to IPS as an intern in 2003, and in 2008 she joined the staff as the social worker and Advocacy Director for IPS project Break the Chain Campaign. In addition to her role as project director at IPS, she contributed significantly to the work of allies in the low-wage worker movement, helping develop and coordinate a national anti-trafficking project called “Beyond Survival” with National Domestic Workers Alliance.

As a social worker, Tiffany has provided counseling and case management for domestic workers who survived human trafficking and labor exploitation in the Washington metro area. As an advocate and public scholar, she managed the creation of grassroots education materials and workshops around worker rights and human trafficking, facilitated trainings for NGO and government agents, and published several articles and reports in various online and print media publications.

Tiffany’s passion for IPS as a multi-issue “think and do tank” comes from her belief that smart, timely public scholarship can play a critical support role for grassroots movements led by the people most affected by social injustice.

Tiffany graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a licensed social worker in the District of Columbia.


Criminal Moms

Even as a social worker focused on the intersection of violence, ethnicity, immigration status, and the workplace for most of my career, the stories I heard on this trip overwhelmed me.

Protecting Guest Workers in the United States

Hershey's chocolate packing plant is in at the center of a dispute related to a "summer work travel visa" with little opportunity beyond mere survival.

Georgia on My Mind

Thoughts, expectations, and plans for the We Belong Together delegation travels to Georgia to bring attention to the ways in which unjust immigration laws affect women, children and families.
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