Boat builder, real estate broker, historic preservationist. It may not be your typical progression, but Tracy’s not your typical student. A trip to Haiti introduced her to the phrase “poverty preserves” and got her interested in not only historic preservation, but also economic development in developing countries. A quick search led her to Roger Williams University, where she recently completed a five year BA/MA in just four years. She’s been back to Haiti for an internship, has been involved in the Community Partnerships Center at the University and worked on a thesis with recommendations to integrate technology into preservation societies. Tracy is building her future by preserving the past.