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Tiffany Spence

Community Development Network

United States of America - Bountful

An international educator with 23 years living/working in Asia, Africa & Latin America, Tiffany is Director of International Programs for the Community Development Network. She previously worked with World Education, ProLiteracy Worldwide, Laubach Literacy International, USAID & the United Nations.


Tiffany has collaborated with various arms of the United Nations (UNICEF, UNIFEM, UNHCR, WFP, UNESCO). She’s particularly interested in gender equality & human rights with a focus on education, health, environment & micro-businesses. Tiffany has served as program director since 2001 for Community Development Network, an NGO she helped form while a student at Oxford University. Tiffany earned a BS in Humanities & Intl. Development from BYU, an MSC in Intl. Education from Oxford University, & a PhD from BYU in Inst Psychology & Technology. She’s served on the Board of the United Nations Association of Utah since 2011, served and LDS mission in the Philippines & currently volunteers with the Literacy Working Group of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to expand access to critical educational content in developing countries via tailored tech in low-bandwidth areas.

Board Member & Consultant Positions: United Nations Association of Utah; Utah Net Zero Consortium; Literacy Working Group of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; LDS International Society; International Development Internship Coordinator; Guest Lecturer for International Kennedy Center & International Development Studies; Interweave Solutions; Geneva Office of Human Rights Education; Talent Pledge; International Dyslexia Association; EarthSLC (Locophilia Adventures); LDS Earth Stewardship SLC.

Timeline: 1993: BYU Helaman Halls; 1994: Nauvoo Study Abroad; 1995: London Study Abroad (Worked with French-Speaking African Refugees); 1996-1997: Full-Time LDS Mission to the Philippines (Tagalog Speaking); 1997-1999: Kennedy Center Internship Coordinator; South Africa Field Facilitator (Travel through Southern African Continent); 1999: Philippines Research Scholar for Marriott Center for Entrepreneurship (Focus on: Academy for Creating Enterprise); 1999: Graduation from BYU w/ BA in Humanities & International Development Minor (Literacy Emphasis); 2000: Internship in New York with ProLiteracy Worldwide (Laubach Literacy International); 2001-2003: Masters at Oxford University (International Development & Comparative Education); 2002: Egyptian Delegate for Model UN (with University of Oxford in Istanbul, Turkey); 2003-2004: China Teacher Training (with Pepperdine University & University of Utah in Shanghai & Nanjing, China); 2004-2007: World Education in Boston MA (International Program Officer for South Asia, particularly Pakistan); 2007-2010: Center for Open & Sustainable Learning (International Programs Director, particularly Nepal/India); 2011: PhD from BYU in Instructional Psychology & Technology (Focus on Intl Devp & Open Ed Resources); 2012 - Present: Redfish Builders (Founder & Director of Sustainable Development; Founder/Director of Utah Net Zero Consortium); 2014 - Present: Living Zenith Net Zero Sustainable Solutions (Co-Founder & Advocacy Chair); 2003 - Present: Community Development Network (Founder & Director of International Programs).