Tiffany Frierson is an active member of Icarus Interstellar, working on breakthrough propulsion research and advanced propulsion concepts track chair at Starship Congress 2013. Tiffany is currently a senior physics major at North Georgia College and plans to go on to earn a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and study breakthrough propulsion physics, especially the more exotic concepts including wormholes and warp drives.
Tiffany has a life-long interest in space travel and has participated in many space research-related conferences since 2007, when she attended the “Future of Space Exploration: Solutions to Earthly Problems?” conference at Boston University. Her attendance was sponsored by the Space Generation Advisory Council after she conducted a survey, asking 17-29 year-olds what they would like to see in the next 50 years in the field of space exploration.
Tiffany has been hearing impaired all her life, started using a hearing aid when she was 15, and went fully deaf about a year and a half ago. Before she lost her hearing completely Tiffany was able to follow conference proceedings via a combination of reading lips and reading speakers' slides, which reaffirms our commitment to serve the hard-of-hearing audiences at SC17 through multiple means.