Dr. Tracy Pascua Dea is the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success and Co-Director of the High Potential First Generation to College Program at Saint Mary’s College of California. Tracy has 16 years progressive experience in corporate and higher education settings specializing in student success, diversity and social justice, career management, and training and development. Tracy has worked with diverse individuals and groups and with internationally recognized programs. Tracy was the Associate Director at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies working with on-ground and on-line, domestic and international graduate and undergraduate programs. At Saint Louis University, she was the Director of the John Cook School of Business Career Resources Center working with Fortune 500 and non-profit companies and graduate and undergraduate level students. She has also worked at Washington University School of Law, Boston College, Boston University and EMC Corporation. In her career, she has been active in service to the community and with professional organizations. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, a M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and B.A. in Psychology.