Keynote speaker on Monday, March 16, 2020
Tiffany D. Jackson is the author of critically acclaimed YA novels including the Coretta
Scott King — John Steptoe New Talent Award winning Monday’s Not Coming, the NAACP
Image Award-nominated Allegedly, and Let Me Hear A Rhyme.
Tiffany grew up in Brooklyn Heights but also count places like Fort Greene, Far Rockaway,
East New York, and Kingston, Jamaica as her home. She attended Hendrick Hudson High
School in Montrose, NY, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University,
and her master of arts in media studies from the New School University.
With over a decade of experience in the television industry, Tiffany has worked at
various networks and media companies including National Geographic (focused on documentaries
such as Lockdown, a prison subculture series) Roc Nation, BET, FUSE, BBC AMERICA,
and EPIX. From managing live events, concerts, festival showcases such as BET AWARDS
and SXSW Music Showcase, to TV series, specials, and pilots such as FUSE: TOP 20 Countdown,
Trending 10, The Hustle: After Party Live and in-studio concert series to producing
hip-hop documentaries and artist promotional spots. In 2009, she wrote and directed
the short horror film, The Field Trip, receiving praise in the film festival circuit.
The Brooklyn native is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing
in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.