Tracey joined Oregon State University (OSU) in 2008 as a Human Resources Coordinator in the Employment Services department, working on recruitments, criminal history checks, and statistical data collection for affirmative action and veteran status information. She became the Classification and Compensation Officer in 2010, with primary responsibility for the administration and management of OSU’s classification and compensation structure, including position analysis, reclassifications, and FLSA review. Tracey served on the OSU bargaining committee for the OSU/Coalition of Graduate Employees 2012-2016 contract negotiations.
Tracey is a native of Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Physical Anthropology. She studied abroad at Cambridge University and Birkbeck College at the University of London on a Forensic Anthropology program, and has participated in archaeological excavations in upper Michigan. She moved to Oregon in 1989, and spent her first 4 years here working in social services as the Medical Director of a free clinic, dental and counseling program for homeless and low-income populations in Benton and Linn Counties.