Tracy Walder at TEDxKids@SMU


Tracy Walder earned her degree in history from USC and her Master's in education from Chapman University. From 2000 - 2004, Tracy worked as Staff Operations Officer (SOO) at the Central Intelligence Agency's Counterterrorism Center. During her time at the CIA, Tracy travelled to Afghanistan, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Algeria, Morocco, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, and England. After the CIA, Tracy became Special Agent at the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office specializing in counterintelligence operations.

Following her time at the CIA and FBI, Tracy enrolled in her master's and teaching credential programs and began teaching high school history in 2007. She now teaches AP US History, World History, and a self-created course on espionage and foreign affairs at the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas. She recently returned from taking eight Hockaday students to Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai, China.