Tiffany Maxon

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Tiffany’s research interests lie in informal learning environments that support increased accessibility to fundamental education for young learners ages 2–8. She is particularly interested in equitable access to education for low-income families, and how media—videos, games, apps, and so on—can help close existing gaps.

Since joining CCT in 2016, Tiffany has been working as a researcher and project manager on the Ready To Learn project, a U.S. Department of Education-supported initiative led by PBS and CPB that EDC has studied for more than 15 years and that has produced findings on how to use media resources to improve the school readiness of preschool children in low-income communities. Additionally, Tiffany conducted research and coordinated with local research teams in China and India as part of the Dream, Save, Do evaluation, a multimedia global financial empowerment initiative by Sesame Workshop that targeted young children ages 3–8 and their families with key messages designed to work across multiple countries while addressing the specific needs of each. She also has led research projects for Google that focused on older elementary school children.

Tiffany earned her Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Cinema & Media Studies and East Asian Languages & Civilizations from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining CCT in 2016, Tiffany spent eight years as a video producer, videographer, and editor on many different types of projects, ranging from research and communications videos for the University of Chicago, to a feature film called But Not for Me, to various projects for the American Museum of Natural History, NYU, and NPR. While earning her master’s degree, she interned at WGBH and, after graduation, she briefly worked in curriculum design.