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Tracy Fairhurst '73

Born in California, raised in Guatemala, Tracy graduated from Pomona College with a degree in English. She commenced working in the entertainment industry, first in the non-profit sector as an archivist for The American Film Institute collection at the Library of Congress, and then in several capacities in Hollywood, until she left the business to concentrate on starting and raising her family. She directed her energies to her husband, television producer Norman Stephens, and her daughter Leslie, and innumerable volunteer activities, including as an officer of the Laurel Canyon Area Association, and as a founding member of one of the initial programs for animal-assisted therapy, PAT (Pet-Assisted Therapy) at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California.

Tracy is now trying to be semi-retired, happily empty-nesting in the Sierras in Reno, Nevada, and exercising her design and engineering instincts as the Northern Nevada representative for Avalon Shutters, a manufacturer of high-end interior shutters.

Tracy’s maternal uncle Alan Hempstead graduated with the Class of ’37, her brother Peter was Senior Prefect in the Class of ’71, and her brother Seth was a Prefect in the Class of ’75.