History

Tiffany Bueno
A Revolutionary university experience


With a dad who is Latino and a Finnish mom, it is only natural that Tiffany Bueno '07, '09, is focused on . . . American Colonial history.
The Newport, RI native finished Richmond Hill High School outside of Savannah and headed for ASU based on the solid reputation of its history department. As an undergrad student, she focused on American history.

Tiffany is an admirer of Thomas Jefferson's ideals and John Adam's realism. She demonstrates her easy sense of humor when she says, "Alexander Hamilton did a lot, but given the chance, I would have shot him before Aaron Burr did."

Now in ASU's master's program, she has been able to concentrate on her main interest, colonial history, by taking an independent study on eighteen-century political culture. Tiffany works as a graduate assistant, grading papers, and taking students' questions. This semester, she plans to lecture on the War of 1898 and the beginning of American imperialism.

Tiffany also works as an archivist at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, where she helps erect exhibits and examines and catalogs donated letters, documents, photos, and things such World War II uniforms. Last summer, she did a presentation on the French Resistance in WWII.

She has been on a study abroad trip to Argentina that proved to be quite daunting. In addition to such activities as whale watching at Puerto Piramades in western Argentina, she reports, "We slogged through the cold and snow over undeveloped land to see waterfalls and thousand
year-old trees."

Tiffany's future plans are indefinite now, but she would eventually like to pursue her Ph.D. and teach at the college level.

photo of Tiffany Bueno