Tracy R. Justesen served as Assistant Secretary at the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services from December 26, 2007, until the end of the administration of George W. Bush in January 2009. He earned his JD from Drake University and his Master of Laws (LLM) from George Washington University. Justesen began his political career working as an Associate Director in the Domestic Policy Council at the White House. He later worked as an attorney-advisor in the disability rights section at the Department of Justice. Justesen currently serves as the deputy director for the department’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research program.