John Tracey joined the Simons Foundation in 2014 as part of a team to improve public engagement with science. Tracey actively seeks and develops proposals that engage people with the process of science, and helps manage the initiative’s grant portfolio. He also manages Science Sandbox’s external communications. Prior to joining the foundation, he worked at the American Association for Cancer Research, specifically on the Stand Up to Cancer initiative, where he managed grantee statistics and statistics reporting, and edited and produced website content. He holds a B.A. in English literature from the College of New Jersey.