Tiffany Pryor, MSW, is a charismatic spokesperson within the local Reproductive Justice movement and brings a wealth of knowledge from her rich experiences in youth development, advocacy, and organizing work. Tiffany received her B.A in Human Services from Villanova University and has spent 10+ years working with diverse populations, investing in youth-adult partnerships, and building key relationships with stakeholders. Tiffany is committed to partnering with individuals, communities, and institutions as a means to evoke change and improve health equity. This commitment was ignited early on when she realized the connection between health access & disparities in her home town of Boston and was further deepened during a trip to Phnom Pehn, Cambodia in 2005. She joined Americorps and proudly implemented after school program activities followed by a consecutive year in which she coordinated the intergenerational literacy program in an elementary school. These experiences have been the driving force in Tiffany’s devotion to bridge the gap between health and rights and as a result, she pursued her Master’s Degree in Social Work at DePaul University. It was during her Master’s program that she was introduced to the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) and served as a Community Organizing intern. Upon completion of the program in 2010, Tiffany joined ICAH as the Illinois Youth Policy Council Coordinator.
More recently as Chicagoland Organizing Manager, Tiffany has spearheaded ICAH’s three-year strategic plan to increase the capacity of Family, School, and Healthcare systems to support the sexual health, rights, and identities of youth. She has worked hand-in-hand with Chicago Public Schools to increase Title IX rights for pregnant and parenting youth while improving the capacity and efficacy of adult professionals. She has engaged healthcare professionals in multiple trainings and town halls to improve youth-friendliness in healthcare and lead the production of ICAH’s youth-friendly healthcare flashcards, which are now becoming the basis for healthcare curricula. Further, she has begun work with a group of young parents to increase knowledge of and access to birth justice in Illinois. During her time at ICAH, Tiffany has been recognized by Health & Medicine Policy Research Group as an Emerging Health Leader and is currently pursuing her Licensure in Clinical Social Work. She is committed to Reproductive Justice, amplifying youth & community voice, and utilizing creative strategies to evoke long-term change.