Tiffany Griswell grew up in Columbia, North Carolina where she graduated as valedictorian from Columbia High School in 1998. She received a B.S. in Business Administration with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. From there, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she worked for several years in commercial banking at SunTrust Bank, Inc. as an Assistant Vice President. She then pursued further education at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, California where she earned her Juris Doctorate in May 2010. She still resides in Los Angeles working for the U.S. Department of Labor. Tiffany continues to place an emphasis on community service as she has throughout her life. She volunteers her time working at neighborhood reading programs for elementary school students and at the Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission, a Christian-based shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness.