As the Executive Director of Literacy Trust, Tiffany Zapico is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The work moves her due to her own experience growing up facing many disadvantages, but benefiting from the support of amazing teachers and mentors in her life. The opportunities she received through her education allowed her to prosper and for that she is very grateful. She strives to help provide the same opportunities to other children. She believes becoming a reader is a basic right all humans should enjoy.
Tiffany started her career in the non-profit sector as an AmeriCorps NCCC member based out of Sacramento, California. Her deep commitment to educational equity was intensified through her experience as a Teach For America teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to working at Literacy Trust Tiffany spent four years launching and supporting Reading Partners, New York. She joined Literacy Trust in 2014 and has led the organization's expansion to serve over 100 schools.
When Tiffany is not at Literacy Trust she enjoys hiking as many mountains as possible, hot yoga, and is a self-proclaimed tea connoisseur.