Tracy LaQuey Parker was born on a U.S. Air Force Base in Newfoundland, Canada, grew up in Chicago and Fort Worth and attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a bachelor of arts in Computer Science. She is currently Senior Vice President of Business Development for Parker Solutions Group. She is also active in the community and is a member of several boards, including TreeFolks, the Texas Tribune, the University of Texas Foundation, Permanent Legacy Foundation, the Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities, and Advisory Councils for the Wittliff Collections, and the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas.
Before her current position, Tracy was Director of the UTeach Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, which she founded in 2006 to replicate the nationally recognized UTeach math and science teacher preparation program that began at UT in 1997. Prior to her successful tenure with the UTeach Institute, Tracy worked in the Chief Technology Office of Cisco System, where she founded Cisco’s Worldwide Education focus and Cisco’s Advanced Internet Initiatives team in the early 1990s. In 2017 she was named to the Internet Hall of Fame, which recognizes a distinguished and select group of leaders and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the global open Internet.