Tiffany Yau


Tiffany graduated from the College in 2018 and is currently pursuing her Master's in Nonprofit Leadership at Penn’s School of Social Practice & Policy. In addition to continuing to run Hult Prize Ivy, which she founded her junior summer, Tiffany launched her company, Fulphil. Fulphil is a social enterprise helping students in Philadelphia universities to create ventures that have positive impact in Philadelphia. She had the idea to create it in November 2017 of her senior year, and Fulphil officially launched on July 4th, 2018. After 3 months since launch, they’ve expanded to 13 different campuses across Philadelphia, impacting 1000 young people, and have been recognized as the driving force of Philadelphia's social entrepreneurship amongst students by Generocity and the Social Innovation Journal.

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L's Taken


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Failure That Seemed Like the End of the World Back Then But Doesn't Matter in Hindsight

  • I received a 2.7 GPA in my sophomore Fall semester when I was pre-med.


Everyday L of Life

  • Forgetting my keys

On the Bright Side


Thing I've Learned That Will Still Matter in 10 Years

  • The biggest takeaway from my time at Penn in undergrad is that there is no one set path to success. Oftentimes, it's easy to get carried away and feel pressured for not attending the same OCR session as your colleagues or studying something unconventional. The fact is, we're all different people with different interests and passions with our varied backgrounds. I'm a huge advocate of people following their passions - once you recognize your passion and follow it, you'll find a way to make things work even when times are tough.


Leap of Faith

  • Working full time on my company instead of going with the traditional route of most Penn students


Memories I Made While I Wasn't Studying/Working

  • Being Campus Director for Hult Prize at Penn and the Executive Director for Hult Prize Ivy
  • Golfing for Penn


Thing I've Done That Pushed Me Out of my Comfort Zone

  • I was really quiet coming into college so I made myself join the Daily Pennsylvanian so I could comfortably talk to people who I've never met before by interviewing them for articles


Thing I'm Proud of That You Won't See on a Resume

  • I make pretty yummy banana bread!