John Tracey joined the Simons Foundation in 2014 to study how to improve public engagement with science. In addition to providing program development support, he helps manage external communications. Prior to joining the foundation, Tracey was a program assistant at the American Association for Cancer Research, where he worked on the Stand Up to Cancer initiative, managing grantee statistics and statistics reporting, editing and producing website content, and completing related projects. He holds a B.A. in English literature from the College of New Jersey.