Lacy de la Garza is a native of Dallas, and was homeschooled from Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex until, after a long battle with God, she arrived at the University of Dallas as a transfer student studying psychology. After writing her undergraduate thesis on the relationship between abortion and women, she took a position at the Catholic Pro-Life Committee serving as English Rachel’s Vineyard Coordinator for post-abortive men and women. When it was time to return to school, Lacy moved into an open role in the undergraduate admission office serving the homeschool market for the University of Dallas. During her five-year term as UD’s homeschool counselor, Lacy was privileged to travel across this great nation recruiting students to UD while honing the process of homeschool admission for the university and applicants alike. Lacy was afforded three opportunities to present her work to an audience of admission enrollment professionals, locally and nationally.
Upon completing her masters in psychology at UD, Lacy intentionally moved into non-profit administration to gain a broader perspective in non-profit operations before a planned return to academia for a psychological research doctorate. Currently, she serves Catholic Charities Dallas as their Community and Volunteer Engagement Manager, offering Catholics and non-Catholics alike opportunities across the diocese to serve their fellow man; Lacy also sits as current president of the Dallas chapter for Young Catholic Professionals, a national non-profit seeking to help young professionals learn to work in witness for Christ. The initiative, drive, and autonomy she learned and enjoyed as a homeschooled student have traveled well over the years, having translated from job to job and responsibility to responsibility, no doubt playing a role in the ever-growing curiosity she has about the world. Lacy is forever grateful for the sacrifices both of her parents made to provide the education that afforded her the opportunities she enjoys today.