Staff

Dr. Tiffany Puett, Director
Tiffany Puett is the founding Director of the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life. She has been writing, teaching, researching, developing curriculum, and leading workshops on religious diversity, inclusion and equity, and social justice for the past 15 years. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and a master’s degree in Ethics from Boston University. Her work is inspired by the rich diversity of Texas, the power of storytelling, and her commitment to mutual liberation. She lives in Austin with her husband, two lovely children, and one energetic blue heeler.

Zoya Zia, Program Assistant
Zoya is an International Relations & Global Studies junior at the University of Texas. She has an affinity for learning languages and enjoys discussing foreign policy, and tries to educate herself on just about everything. She is also a managing editor at ORANGE Magazine. As a Pakistani-American, she never feels quite at home in either country. However, she hopes to make the world a more welcoming place for all through an undivided emphasis on human rights and social justice.