Tracy has an abiding love for the Upper Valley, its people, its landscapes, and its deep sense of community. A member of a family of foodies, Tracy is an avid cook, baker and enjoys the abundance of local food available in the Upper Valley. Professionally, Tracy is particularly interested in how young adults develop the values and skills to make a meaningful impact their communities.
Tracy came to Dartmouth in 2003 to join the staff of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation, and has worked on nearly all of the Center for Social Impact's initiatives, including local service, domestic and international internships, immersion trips, and post-graduate fellowships. She has been responsible for developing a number of the Center's pillar programs, including Breaking the Mold: A Conference on Careers in the Social Sector, Bridges to Impact, and the DPCS Boston Community Health and San Francisco Social Impact Internship Programs. Tracy also brings to her work at the Center experience in program assessment and risk management.
Outside the Center, Tracy pursues her commitment to community by serving as president of the board of Hartford Dismas House. Dismas House is a supportive home for former prisoners transitioning from incarceration.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Tracy worked as the Assistant Coordinator of the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) at Harvard. Tracy is an AmeriCorps alumna, having served as a member with the Student Conservation Association. Tracy has worked as an environmental educator, a trail crew leader in National Parks across the country, and a hiking guide in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Tracy completed her M.Div. at Harvard Divinity School with a concentration in religion and society, her B.A. in Theology and Special Education at Boston College, and has completed coursework towards her Doctorate in Education at the University of Vermont. Tracy lives in Hartford, VT with her husband Rick; her two children, Isaac and Madeline; and their dog, Fenway.