Tracey Holland earned her MA in International Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her PhD in International Education from New York University. Her research focuses on international educational development with an emphasis on migration and human rights. She has taught Middle School in Washington Heights, NYC, where she started a newcomer program for immigrant students. As a consultant to UNDP, UNICEF, USAID, and several international NGOS, she has helped design national education programs in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Jamaica, and trained educators in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Angola. In the early 1990s, she founded a workshop-school for street and working children in Managua, Nicaragua.