Tracy Stover’s career as a Viking, both academically and athletically, hinted at her future as an educator and humanitarian. A 1991 LSHS honor graduate, Tracy earned four varsity letters in both soccer and track. Chosen for the All WESCO Soccer team in 1991, Tracy competed in the 100m hurdles in the State Track meet twice.
Tracy graduated from the University of Washington with Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology and Psychology. She worked as an intern working with international students at Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church, also as a photographer and as manager of Friendship House.
After earning her Master’s degree in Theology and Development at Oxford University’s Center for Mission Studies, Tracy toured Africa for 10 weeks, where she found her calling. She joined Shoreline-based World Concern and began field work in Kenya, primarily with the Masai, building classrooms, clean water projects, and working to improve living conditions. Promoted to Kenya Country Manager, Tracy continued her work with the Masai while directing and facilitating World Concern programs in Kenya including HIV/aids awareness, youth groups, child sponsorships mobile clinic, adult literacy.
Truly a citizen of the entire globe, Tracy Stover left Lake Stevens and sent herself into the world, where her contribution is manifestly spiritual and life-affirming, intensely compassionate, and highly inspirational. May we all learn from and follow the example set by our own Tracy Stover.