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Tracey Evans

Director, Global Partnerships

Tracey grew up with parents who worked in the airline industry and spent much of her childhood on planes, bouncing from one country to the next and learning to explore new cultures from a young age.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development and Global Studies from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in International Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education, International Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Toronto, in which she is focusing on understanding the role of EdTech in governments' responses to COVID-19 related school closures.

During her undergraduate degree, Tracey spent her summers volunteering in West and South Africa on HIV/AIDS and environmental conservation projects. Afterwards, she spent eight months completing the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) Youth Fellowship program, which sent her to Bangladesh for eight months, during which she worked with CARE Bangladesh on women’s economic empowerment and rural livelihoods projects.

Tracey worked for Aga Khan Foundation Canada in Ottawa from 2015-2020 as an Education Program Manager, managing a portfolio of gender-responsive education programs across East and West Africa and in Central Asia that cut across the lifelong ladder of learning, from early childhood education through to post-secondary education. In January 2021, Tracey joined Right To Play as Director of Global Partnerships.

She is constantly inspired by the learners, teachers and parents she gets to work with, and firmly believes that education is the world’s greatest asset for promoting gender equality.