While at Vassar College, Tracy focused on contemporary African literature and social justice, participating in a volunteer program in Botswana and spending a semester in Kenya with the School for International Training. Tracy pursued her master’s degree in African Studies at Yale University with a focus on East African Languages and Literature coupled with International Nonprofit Management. A graduate internship with the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe further encouraged Tracy to pursue a career merging community-based development, international public health and experiential learning programs. A strong believer in cross-cultural educational exchange, Tracy began working with high school and college students on service learning and academic study abroad programs over twenty years ago and has worked in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, and Botswana. While living in Kenya, Tracy served as Academic Director for SIT’s Kenya Coastal Studies college program and has worked for numerous nonprofit organizations, including CARE, Cross-Cultural Solutions, Global Routes, Save the Children, The Experiment in International Living, and World Learning. For over a decade, Tracy supported international health programs for Save the Children, most recently as Director of Operations for the organization’s campaign to reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality. An avid collector of African art, Tracy lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children and is excited to rejoin Putney after a 20-year hiatus, having led her first student program with Putney in Tanzania in 1999!