Miss Jamaica 2016
A native Long Island, Tiffany was born July 24th, 1991 in the town of Bayshore to her parents Ainsworth Robinson and Carlene Simmonds. They originally immigrated separately to New York from Jamaica in the 1980’s and met in the United States. She is her mother's only child and the first of four for my father. She attended Catholic schooling from kindergarten to 12th grade and after graduating from Saint Anthony's High School in South Huntington Tifany went on to attend Seton Hall University in South Orange New Jersey. She later transferred to Queens College in Flushing, NY where she is currently finishing my bachelors degree in English and expecting to graduate this coming December 2016. After graduation Tiffany will be furthering her education by attending graduate school to obtain a master's degree in education with a concentration in early intervention for children with developmental disabilities from the ages of birth-5. She hope to one day open her own school in Jamaica West Indies for children with developmental disabilities in hopes to offer them a better educational opportunity.
To share a little about herself, Tiffany loves dancing, cooking especially Jamaican food, singing, traveling, reading and writing. She is a very passionate writer. She enjoys writing poetry, short screen plays, drama and academic research essays. Tiffany discovered her passion for writing at a young age when she began writing poetry and keeping a diary. Writing for her since than has always been her outlet for self and emotional expression. Along with writing she also developed an appreciation for knowledge. Tiffany will always remember her mother saying to her,” Beauty and wealth will fade away but a good education will never decay.” These are words that she has carried with her ever since. This motivation to value her education helped to propel her to maintain honors throughout elementary, high school and lead way to her making the dean’s list in college.
If she has learned anything in her 24 years of life it is to give your all to the things that you are passionate about and to follow your dreams. She originally began college planning to become a intellectual property attorney. But after a few semesters she realized that her true passion was in teaching. Tiffany wanted to wake up everyday excited about what she did. This prompted her to change her major and began pursuing an education in teaching. She hope that in life everyone has the opportunity and courage to pursue their dreams the same way she has. Participating in the Miss Caribbean US pageant is actually another one of her many dreams. She always wanted to have the confidence and strength that women who compete in beauty pageants exhibit and Tiffany appreciate the opportunity to showcase her talents, intellect and achievements.