Our People: Tracy Tachiera, M.A.

Tracy Tachiera, M.A., is the Program Coordinator for IDI, LLC, as well as an IDI Qualified Administrator and an IDI Qualifying Seminar Instructor. As Program Coordinator, Tracy works with  QAs in delivering IDI “best practices,” and supporting QAs who are embarking on institutional change efforts based on IDI administration and implementation.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are themes that are embedded throughout Tracy’s work. As a first generation college student, Tracy earned a BA and an MA in Human Development and spent the first part of her career as faculty in the Human Development department at Washington State University Vancouver. As a Clinical Assistant Professor, Tracy taught Family Diversity and Families in Poverty, among a variety of other courses. She also acted as a student adviser, working with Human Development undergrad students to inform their course and career choices.  She was a founding member of and instructor for the faculty and staff professional development program Building a Community of Equity (BaCE) which provides conceptual and practical frameworks, self-reflection and group discussion, skill-building, and action steps to align with and advocate for equity throughout the campus communityAs part of this effort, Tracy conducted numerous group IDI debriefs and many individual IDI debriefs with administration, faculty, and staff. In addition to her work with BaCE, Tracy was a member of the following committees: Equity of Student Outcomes Council; Collective for Social and Environmental Justice; and the Council of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Tracy currently serves on the Diversity and Equity Advisory Board for Washington State University Vancouver.

In her previous role, Tracy also acted as Coordinator for an eight-campus initiative for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, in which the goal was to teach students web literacy, with a focus on polarization. In this position, she assisted in developing curriculum and training, and supporting faculty across the country in delivering this program to students and assessing student outcomes.