CDL Alumni Spotlight: Tracy Carson
CDL Alum Tracy Carson, chosen as one of the top 30 most promising persons under 30, presents on urban debate
Our very own Dr. Tracy Carson was a speaker and participant at the “30 Summit” where she discussed urban debate and its impact on urban education reform. 30 Summit is a non-governmental organization that assembled “the most promising young American leaders — across ideologies and fields — for a weekend, to offer their views and ideas for tackling some of the terrific problems we face.”
Tracy, a former debater at Morgan Park HS, was awarded the first CDL Alumn of the Year in 2003. She debated at Northwestern University where she graduated in 2005 and was awarded the National Urban Debate Alum of the Year in 2009 by the NAUDL. Tracy recently completed her doctorate at Oxford University, where she examined the South African labor movement’s use of strikes and boycotts during the height of apartheid. She received a British Marshall Scholarship to fund her graduate studies and later received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research in South Africa.