Tiffany Harris’ impressive career at U-M includes serving as a mentor, tutor and the president of two student organizations.

But it was a life-changing study abroad experience that helped solidify her career goals. The LSA student, who double majored in political science and African American studies, wants to become a lawyer focusing on using restorative justice to help reduce gender-based violence in South Africa.  

“No woman deserves to live in a society where they don’t feel OK to walk down the street unless they’re with a man. I just want all women to feel safe and protected,” Harris said.    

Harris entered U-M to study engineering. But she soon realized she wasn’t as passionate about it as she was about her classes in African American studies.