Dr. Tiffany Vora is a speaker, scientist, futurist, writer, and entrepreneur who lives in Silicon Valley. She is a Board Member and the Vice President for Innovation Partnerships at Explore Mars, a nonprofit advancing sustainable and inclusive exploration of Mars and beyond by the 2030s. Tiffany is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council, Faculty and Vice Chair of Medicine and Digital Biology at Singularity University, and Faculty at EY Tech University. Her thought leadership focuses on the biotechnologies and industries affected by them, such as space, agriculture, and medicine. Please visit her website, https://www.tiffanyvora.com/, to explore her articles, videos, podcasts, and more.
Tiffany holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from NYU and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. Building on this background, she previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry, was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo, was an Instructor in Bioengineering at Stanford University, founded two companies focused on science and tech communication, and was the Faculty Director of Singularity University’s international community of experts and practitioners. Tiffany serves as a subject-matter expert in biotechnology and innovation and as an advisor to various international organizations and venture-capital firms focused on space, medicine, longevity, and agriculture. She leads educational experiences for private organizations around the world and for The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School. She also promotes the leadership and impact of women and people of color in STEMM through organizations such as Explore Mars and Homeward Bound, where she is strengthening the links between sustainability efforts and the space industry.
Tiffany has mentored startup founders, inspired companies to tackle humanity’s grand challenges, and supported governments and other organizations to prepare for a radically different future of life on Earth (and elsewhere). Her in-person presentations, workshops, and videos through Singularity University, EY, TEDx, and other organizations have reached more than 100,000 people around the world. Tiffany loves playing music, scuba diving, hiking, writing, and exploring the universe with her family.