Tiffany L. Cabán is a career public defender who is running for Queens District Attorney to bring change to the borough she calls home.
Tiffany was born in Richmond Hill, Queens to Puerto Rican parents who grew up in Woodside Houses. Her father worked as an elevator mechanic and her mother took care of other people’s children. Tiffany attended PS 62 in Richmond Hill and JHS 210 Elizabeth Blackwell in Woodhaven, and later attended St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows.
Tiffany earned a Bachelor’s degree in Crime, Law, and Justice from Pennsylvania State University, and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. Passionate about the relationship between law, policy, and social inequity, she entered law school knowing that she would one day become a public defender. While there, she participated in the Impact Center on Public Interest Law (then called the Justice Action Center), where she focused her advocacy on criminal law and social justice. She also served as President of the Student Bar Association and was an active member of OutLaws (then called Stonewall), the LGBTQIA+ student association at New York Law School.
Tiffany currently lives in Astoria and is the proud mom of two rescue dogs, Natalie and Coltrane. An athlete since childhood, she participates in LGBTQIA+ sports leagues and is a diehard sports fan.