Meet Tiffany Trawick
Hello! My name is Tiffany Trawick and I am excited to join the Rodel Foundation of Delaware as an operations assistant.
I was born in Wilmington and moved at age nine to New Jersey where I lived until shortly after the birth of my first child. It was at that time I realized I wanted a more carefree environment for my family so we decided to uproot and replant ourselves in Delaware.
During this time, I also realized I needed to complete the education plan I had created for myself while living in New Jersey. Delaware State University (DSU) served as home as well as a place of employment for my journey. With the full support of my amazing family, I attended school full time while also serving as the senior secretary for the Department of Housing and Residential Education and later the communications and tour coordinator for the Office of Admissions. In 2013, I successfully obtained my B.S. in psychology.
Following my time at DSU, I accepted an executive coordinator position at the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. For close to three years, I commuted daily to D.C. from Delaware and back and eventually realized, for the sake of my youth and my family, it would be best for me to find another opportunity closer to home.
Because it had always been a desire of mine to explore the nonprofit world, I found myself in Philadelphia as the very active regional executive coordinator of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Region of the American Red Cross. I felt a real connection with the Mission of this organization and will never forget the volunteers as well as connections I made during my time there. However, I knew that my passion would always encompass education.
My passion for education stems from my upbringing, as my mother was the director of guidance at Plainfield High School (NJ) and then vice principal of Rahway High School (NJ), while my father was a child psychologist with the Newark Public Schools (NJ). My parents met at DSU, which is another reason why it will always hold a near and dear spot in my heart. As a child, I can remember always being on a college campus or in a school even if I was not enrolled in classes there. In some way, shape, or form I was always learning every single day.
I am positive the Rodel Foundation of Delaware is the best place for me to be with endless opportunities to learn and grow personally on a daily basis as well as to assist with “helping Delaware build one of the finest systems of public education in the world.”
Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time with my two sons, 14-year-old Aiden and three-year-old Randy, and their father, Victor. I also love to cook, read, watch YouTube vegan cooking channels, and have a thirst for swimming, camping, and hiking. My secret obsession is binge watching Netflix shows and any of my favorite regular season shows on Xfinity On Demand because I can never seem to watch anything at its normally scheduled time.