Tracy S. Woods

Peer Leader | tswoods@bu.edu

Tracy-photoTracy is a Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist, and a COAPS (Certified older adult peer specialist). She has contributed as both a student and an instructor at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation’s Recovery Education Program since 2007. In her capacity as a peer instructor, Tracy has taught wellness classes related to substance free lifestyle, mindful eating, and recovery as a way of life. Tracy has also developed her knowledge and expertise in the area of stigma and discrimination through teaching Photovoice, an intervention that focuses on combatting ignorance, prejudice and discrimination. Using a newly developed curriculum, Vocational Empowerment Photovoice, Tracy has both taught and supported the delivery of this intervention as a research demonstration project. Tracy also contributes to the Center’s research endeavors via qualitative coding and data analysis. Tracy received her BA from Monmouth College and has attained continuing education in mathematics and electronics from the Lowell Institute School, Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies.