Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa is a Professor of Education at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. She is the director of the University’s Institute for Research, Development and Educational Excellence, where she is in charge of teacher training for 600 teachers and students and leads community outreach programs for public schools and teachers.
Tracey received her Ph.D. in education with a dissertation focus on Mind, Brain, and Education Science from Capella University in July 2008 and earned her M.Ed. from Harvard University in International Educational Development. Tracey has a B.A. in International Relations and a B.S. in mass communication from Boston University, magna cum laude and with distinction.
Tracey is an international educational consultant and conducts workshops for parents, teachers, and educational professionals on themes of language acquisition, brain development, critical thinking, and teaching methodologies. While her main work is within schools, her commercial clients include Procter & Gamble, Early Childhood Education in the Netherlands, Shell OUTPOST Schools, Ares Serono, the Diplomatic Women’s Guild of the United Nations, and the University of Melbourne (Australia). She has worked with dozens of schools around the world, including conferences in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, Norway, Germany, Italy, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. Tracey works with the European Council of International Schools, the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools, and the Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean and Mexico. Tracey also serves as the Educational Director for Grupo FARO, a nonprofit organization devoted to social, educational, and economic development in Latin America.