Tiffany Jordan holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies and American Ethnic Studies from Wake Forest University. After college, she joined Teach for America, an organization dedicated to improving the education of children from low-income communities, where she taught high school history in Charlotte, NC. In 2014, she began the pursuit of her graduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she focused on the pipeline from schools to prisons and efforts to decrease the mass incarceration of African-Americans in the United States. During her time at Cornell, she took a sabbatical to work at D.C. Public Schools and the White House under President Barack Obama. In 2016, she returned to Ithaca and graduated from Cornell University with a Master of Public Administration degree. In August of that year, she became a 2016 Teach for America Capitol Hill Fellow where she worked for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) on education policy, healthcare, criminal justice reform and civil rights issues, while also serving as her Press Assistant.
Since returning to Virginia in 2017, she has served as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for Roanoke City Public Schools, working to increase the diversity of their teaching and administrative staff. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director of the Talent Search Program with the Virginia Tech TRIO Office.