Tiffany Chang Lawson awarded for her work in the field of Community Leadership

Article by Will Becker, GPA Ambassador

The Global Philadelphia Association congratulates Tiffany Chang Lawson for her outstanding work in the field of Community Leadership. Tiffany is a life-long Pennsylvania resident, and she was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA but moved to Hershey, PA when she was eight years old to attend the Milton Hershey School (MHS). Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Governor Tom Wolf’s Comission on Asian Pacific-American Affairs. Prior to this, Tiffany graduated from undergraduate studies at Dickinson College, in which she created a self-developed major entitled Global Feminisms and spent a year in Beijing, China studying at the prestigious Peking University, pursuing a degree in advanced Chinese language and cultural studies. In 2015, she was the recipient of President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award and in 2016 received the Milton Hershey School’s Alumni Achievement Award for Community Service.

As her position as Executive Direcor, Tiffany provides strategic development for the Commission, which is comprised of 29 Commissioners that have been appointed by Governor Wolf from across Pennsylvania. The Commission is the state’s advocate agency for the diverse Asian Pacific American communities across the Commonwealth and Tiffany travels across Pennsylvania to meet with community based organizations, local, state and federal agencies as well as other stakeholders.