Tammy Tibbetts is an alumna of The College of New Jersey’s Department of Journalism, now working for Hearst Magazines. She is a member of New York Women in Communications (NYWICI), and a recipient of the Glamour Ruth Whitney Scholarship, awarded by the NYWICI Foundation. Her interest in Liberia stems from her senior-year digital storytelling project, Liberia’s Angel: The Story of MacDella Cooper, written by her and designed by Genevieve Faust. She had asked her professor, Kim Pearson, to help her choose a subject with “style and substance,” which was the mantra of the late Ruth Whitney. Professor Pearson introduced her to a former student whom she dubbed Liberia’s Angel — MacDella Cooper.

In December, a few days after turning 22, Tammy will volunteer at the MacDella Cooper Foundation’s annual Christmas party for 600+ orphans in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. She is traveling with Genevieve, who is now filming “Liberia’s Angel” as a documentary. 

This blog is independent of the MacDella Cooper Foundation but supportive of its efforts, as well as the efforts of other organizations and individuals — both celebrities and ordinary civilians — who introduce African issues into American culture and champion a better world.