Tracy Himmel Isham
Kitchel House 202
(802) 443-5102

How did you get to Middlebury? After living in the Washington, DC area for eleven years after college and vowing that I would never live in a cold climate like New England, we packed our life up (site unseen for me!), our 11 month old daughter, and my spouse, Jon Isham began his teaching career in Middlebury’s Economics Department and Environmental Studies Program.

Who do you work with? What is your favorite part of the job? I work with all students and especially students and alumni who have a focus on education/teaching and those who want to use the social impact lens. I really enjoy helping students envision what a career with purpose could look like and how to strategically find the opportunities that align with their vision.

What is the best career advice anyone has given you? In the world of work and teams and collaboration, a piece of advice I was given early on, as I took on more management positions, was to “focus on the issue and not the person.” This has helped me in all aspects of communications, both professional and personal.

What is your favorite campus resource? There are so many: I love the Gear Room and having access to outdoor equipment that I might not own, and I’m happiest on campus on the Red Kelly Trail around the golf course and the Class of ‘97 Trail that wanders thru The Knoll. Speaking of The Knoll, what a gem of a place to star-gaze, meet friends for a picnic or just contemplate the great questions of the universe!

Interests/Hobbies: Being outdoors in nature and cooking meals for my family and friends are probably two of my favorite things to be doing.

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