As the Executive Director of Literacy Trust, Tiffany was instrumental in bringing me on as the Academic Advisor for Reading Rescue. We have had a close working relationship for two years. What I enjoyed most about working with Tiffany was her ability to recognize strengths in the people who she works with, as well as in herself. She has an amazing capacity to delegate tasks and trust that her employees will do excellent work. This enables her employees to rise and even exceed expectations. She is a true leader in this regard- knowing when to lead vs. when to follow; knowing when to step up vs. when to step back to let others shine. In addition, she has an incredible mind for business and a keen eye for opportunity. What she was able to accomplish in the five years she was at Literacy Trust is quite remarkable. The strides that the organization made were due in large part to Tiffany's ability to foster the careers of young, eager employees by putting them in positions where they had the capacity to make decisions and fumble without failing. The combination of Tiffany's business acumen, her trust in her employees, and her high expectations of them enabled Literacy Trust to develop into a notable non-profit in New York City.