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Increasing Access to Anderson

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M.B.A. student Joselle C. is determined to make the most of her time at UCLA with support from an endowed fellowship made possible by David and Andrea Tracy.

With a B.S. in civil engineering, Joselle C. M.B.A. ’25 has her sights firmly set on a career in real estate development. She draws inspiration from her mother, a civil engineer with an M.B.A. of her own, and hopes to bring the same determination and work ethic to her intended field of real estate project management, in which she aims to focus on affordable and multi-family housing.

Powering her towards her goal is the financial support provided by the Tracy Family Fellowship — an endowed fund providing essential aid that made it possible for Joselle to accept the offer of a place at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

“This fellowship was what made me ultimately decide to go to Anderson,” says Joselle, who is originally from the Philippines and moved to the United States to attend UCLA. “Grad school in the U.S. has always been my dream, but to get here I knew I would need financial help. The fact that Anderson awarded me this fellowship made me realize how much they believed in me and what I was capable of.”

She is determined to maximize her time at UCLA. To explore opportunities in her field, she networks with her Anderson peers and meets with advisors at the Parker Career Management Center. She is also a member of Anderson clubs, including the Association for Real Estate at Anderson and the Southeast Asian Business Association.

Support Comes Full Circle

The story behind Joselle’s fellowship is all about paying it forward.

David Tracy ’90, M.B.A. ’94 and Andrea Tracy ’90 connected at UCLA as undergraduates before David went on to Anderson.

Thirty years later, when their own daughters were well on their way to adulthood, the couple established the Tracy Family Fellowship at UCLA Anderson. The fellowship provides financial support for M.B.A. students, paying tribute to David and Andrea’s own years in Westwood.

“David and I met on campus; we have lots of fond memories of our experience and now want to enhance the UCLA experience for others,” says Andrea Tracy. “We have three children — you look forward to them getting undergraduate experiences and graduate degrees, and we want to support anyone to have those opportunities.”

David Tracy says that his M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson prepared him well for a successful private wealth management career. He also recalls the invaluable mentorship of John Anderson, the school’s eponymous donor. “I was very fortunate to meet him at a young age,” David Tracy says. “I always valued him as a great businessman and a fine human being. To him, it was just natural to be a mentor. It was so nice of him to pave the way.”

Investing in the Future

For the Tracys, endowed fellowship support has provided the perfect means to help the next generation of Bruins cultivate their own careers and communities. A key priority for UCLA Anderson and the university as a whole, student support enables scholars of all economic backgrounds to receive a high-quality education, while enabling UCLA to attract top talent from across the country and around the world.

“The timing was just right,” says David Tracy, noting the intersection of the need for fellowships, the family’s capacity to donate and the couple’s reconnection with UCLA Anderson. “We’re happy to give. We’re so passionate about UCLA, and the gift has brought a renewed enthusiasm from me and Andrea to the school.”

The Tracys’ shared commitment is making it possible for Bruins like Joselle to flourish without taking on financial burdens — it’s a powerful way of honoring the past while looking to the future.

To learn more, contact

Caroline Su310-206-9093

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David and Andrew Tracy met as UCLA students — 30 years later, their generosity is supporting their fellow Bruins.

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