tqchen [at] mit.edu
Tiffany grew up outside of Los Angeles, CA and received an A.B. in anthropology from Harvard University. From 2013 to 2014, Tiffany worked with Prof. Ken Houk at UCLA on transannular and [6+4] cycloadditions. She received a second Bachelor's degree in chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2016, where she worked on trifluoromethyl gold complexes with Prof. F. Dean Toste. Tiffany then pursued graduate studies at Princeton University with Prof. David MacMillan. Her graduate work explored the development of methods for cross-coupling and aromatic decarboxylative functionalization via metallaphotocatalysis. After obtaining her PhD, Tiffany joined the Swager lab in 2021 as an ORISE IC postdoctoral fellow.