Alumna of the Month
Tiffany Martin, PhD (2013)
In May 2013, Tiffany Brooke Martin received her Ph.D. from Idaho State University. While at ISU, she served as an editorial assistant and writing tutor, earned TESOL certification, and was awarded a research grant to visit the Bodleian Library in England for her dissertation: “‘For the Future’: Consciousness, Fantasy, and Imagination in Owen Barfield’s Fiction.” A new project she is especially excited about is that Barfield’s grandson and literary trustee has asked her to edit Barfield’s unpublished novel English People, rewrite a missing section, and locate a publisher.
Tiffany is currently the communications specialist for Roquette America, headquartered in Iowa and owned by Roquette Frères, a French-based global leader in using raw plant materials (e.g., corn, wheat, peas) for innovative products and solutions in human nutrition, pharmacy-cosmetology, paper/cardboard, chemistry-bioindustry, and animal nutrition.
Tiffany’s job responsibilities include being a board member of the local Chamber of Commerce, managing donation and advertising requests, engaging with the media and public, coordinating city and company events, serving on cross-functional teams that develop and promote safety and environmental initiatives, maintaining features of the company’s internal website and digital signage, assisting with in-class and online employee training and assessment, processing employee awards, and collaborating with the corporate communications team in France. Happily, her job involves a variety of writing such as newsletters, announcements, and press releases.
When not working, Tiffany likes to garden, cook, pursue her interest in languages and Irish studies, play musical instruments, travel, and train Toffee and Mars, her two whippets (the goal being certification in animal-assisted therapy one day).