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Straight out of Hazelwood: Tiffany C. Fuller

The Homepage, published by Hazelwood Initiative

By Andrea Coleman

Straight Out of Hazelwood is a new series of profiles written by Andrea Coleman, a lifelong Hazelwood resident and founder of the Garden of Different Abilities.

Tiffany C. Fuller, also known as Tibba, was born and raised in Hazelwood by Vernessa and Durwin Fuller Sr. Her family also consists of her siblings Danielle Fuller-Outlaw and Durwin Fuller Jr.

She attended the former Burgwin Elementary School (now Propel Charter School), and then Sterrett Classical Academy Middle School, and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School, all in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tiffany C. Fuller, a native Hazelwoodian, financial analyst and authorPhoto courtesy of Tiffany C. Fuller

Her employment with the original Hazelwood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as a young woman still in high school, and during the summer while attending college, influenced her highly. She helped the neighborhood children with their homework assignments and research papers. She also attributes her love of literacy to helping patrons with resources they needed. She created programs for the children in the community, offering classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, and the electronic catalog. She loved her work at the library and helping people from her community.

Tiffany went on to pursue formal education at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She also ventured on to receive her Master of Arts degree in management and leadership from Liberty University.

In 2013, after being employed with BNY Mellon, her job led her to relocate to Florida, where she currently resides. She has been with the company for fifteen total years, and holds the title of Lead Analyst.

Tiffany also holds a license as a life insurance agent, and had her first book, “Breathe God: A Seven-Day Journey To Experience God,” published in 2021.

She is now working on her second book. She says for the future, “I would like to help more people achieve their financial goals, and encourage others that they can write a book too.”

In conclusion, she says, "I would like to be a positive role model to my younger family members, and to show them that there is no limit to what they can do.”

Her motto is, “Dream big, and do not forget where you came from.”

Straight OUTTA Hazelwood…

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