The Sorensen alumni family is saddened by the news that a tragic auto accident on Interstate 95 in New England took the life of a member of the Sorensen Political Leaders Program Class of 2011 and her brother over the weekend.

The class is processing the death of Tiffany May Joslyn, 33, of Arlington. She and her younger brother, Derrick, were driving to pick up a car for her when the vehicle they were in was struck on the interstate and rolled over into oncoming traffic.

All of the Sorensen family misses Tiffany, who brought light and smiles and caring to those she touched.

Tiffany was Deputy Chief Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations.

The Judiciary Committee issued the following statement about her:

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), and the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) today released the following joint statement in the wake of the death of Tiffany May Joslyn, Deputy Chief Counsel of the Crime Subcommittee (Democratic staff), who died on Saturday, March 5, 2016:

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden, tragic loss of Tiffany May Joslyn and her brother, Derrick T. Joslyn, who died in an auto accident in Rhode Island.

“Tiffany joined the committee almost one year ago and came into the office everyday with boundless energy and positivity. She was brilliant, determined, compassionate and kind.

“Her hardworking nature and diligent spirit served as an inspiration to everyone who knew her and worked with her, regardless of political affiliation.

“Tiffany’s passionate work and dedication to social justice is unparalleled. From her time working in the non-profit sector as a young criminal defense attorney to her many months of hard work to reform our criminal justice system as Deputy Chief Counsel of the U.S. House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee (Democratic staff) – her work made a lasting impact.

“Though her life was cut short by tragedy, Tiffany had a profound and positive impact on the world. She made a true difference in the lives of many, both professionally and personally. We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with Tiffany, and for her critical work on the committee. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family.” 

Tiffany Joslyn (second row, third from left) poses with her classmates from the Political Leaders Program Class of 2011 at a Sorensen Gala on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.


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Sunday, Mar 6, 2016