Hi! I'm Tracey. I am a freelance culture writer, editor, photographer, gemologist and avid traveler.
After working at Forbes Magazine as assistant to the publisher and subsequently a contributing travel writer, I circumnavigated the globe and reviewed countless hotels and destinations. As a freelance writer I have published articles for media brands Forbes.com, Forbes Travel Guide and Premier Traveler, among others. Furthermore, I edited the recently published book, Fancy Color Diamonds: The Pricing Architecture.
My travels led me to live abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel, where I became an Israeli citizen, worked for a gemological organization and contributed cultural sociology research to the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies.
Pursuing my lifelong love of fashion, I worked in the showrooms of Fendi, Alexander Wang and completed illustration coursework at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design.
I graduated from the University of Colorado–Boulder with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Religious Studies. In addition, I completed interdisciplinary programs in Peace and Conflict Studies and Nordic Studies (I'm Danish!). I also hold a Graduate Diamonds degree from the Gemological Institute of America and an MS in Strategic Communication from Columbia University.