Tracie Spinale


As a Program Manager at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC since 2000, Tracie Spinale works at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA), collaborating with communities to create cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary learning experiences. She organizes professional develop opportunities for museum professionals, educators, students, and related audiences, focused on education and informal learning within museums. Tracie manages the Fellowships in Museum Practice program, providing research opportunities for mid- to senior level museum professionals to explore the intersections of theory and practice, and is content manager of For ten years, Tracie was the director for internships at the Smithsonian, providing training to 1,300 college students yearly. Her most recent collaborations include the All Access Digital Arts Program—an informal education program for teens with cognitive disabilities, that creates in-person and digital learning opportunities and social inclusion experiences, based on Smithsonian museum content. She is a faculty member in the Sager Science Leadership Institute, supporting Tibetan monastic science leadership development by facilitating collaborative learning through the creation of community exhibitions—World of Your Senses (2010) and My Earth, My Responsibility (in progress). Tracie has a MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University (1998), and a BA in Anthropology from Beloit College (1996).