Tiffany Thames-Copeland was . . .
. . . born to Jerry and Berdie Thames (who are now retired) and she has two older sisters, Jackie and Stephanie. In the 1960's her parents migrated North from good 'ole Mississippi to Chicago, IL, so she is originally from the Chicagoland area.
While attending Temple University, in 2002 she met Kennard J. Copeland in Philadelphia, PA. Kennard moved to Philadelphia in January of 2002 from Guyana, South America and Tiffany moved to Philadelphia in August of 2002 from Illinois. They eventually met and became husband and wife in December of 2004--apparently, their relationship was aligned in the stars.
Tiffany's family line reaches back to the Mende tribe of Sierra Leone and the Fula tiribe of Guinea Bissau, both countries are located in West Africa.
Tiffany and her husband started a business together called, "Tiffanys Art Studio," www.tiffanysartstudio.com.
In her spare time, Tiffany likes to contribute information to the website she co-founded called AfricanBits.com, which is committed to covering information about African issues. She also likes to exercise, write, read, bike ride, and she especially likes to travel, and has ventured to Mexico, Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.
She has been a vegan / vegetarian since 1993 and has had vegetarian tendencies for most of her life, even though she hails from a family of meat eaters.
Ultimately, she believes in making a difference in the lives of those in her local, national, and world community and she is always striving to fulfill this life mission.