Pronouns: she / her
Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy, American Jewish World Service
Tracey Gurd is American Jewish World Service’s Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy, where she oversees funding for grassrooted pro-democracy and justice social movements in Asia, Latin America and Africa. She also directs the organization’s advocacy division, focused on promoting human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Prior to joining AJWS in 2016, Tracey held numerous roles at the Open Society Foundations, including Division Director of Strategy and Senior Advocacy Officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Originally from Australia, she was previously a policy analyst at both the Australian Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and at the Australian Embassy in Budapest, as well as a journalist for a regional Australian newspaper. She graduated with a combined arts and law degree from the Australian National University and holds a Masters of Public International Law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law from the University of Melbourne.