Tiffany Bannister, a native of Santee, SC, graduated cum laude from Claflin University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. As an undergraduate, Tiffany served as a student manager for a freshman female dormitory and a research analyst for the university. After working with Impact America, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in operational research.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is graduating college within four years. I was the first person  in my immediate family to finish my bachelor’s degree within four years.  I hope my accomplishment will serve as a model to my younger family members.

Who is someone you admire and why?

During my life, I have admired two people, my mother and my older sister. My mom is a single parent who supported my sister and me our entire lives.  My mom would work all day, then come home to prepare dinner before going to her third job at night. When my mother was not there, my sister stepped up to the plate to help me with my homework. I admire my mother’s work ethic and my sister’s selflessness to ensure I would have a good life.