Utah, USA

Utah, USA


Hi! I'm Tracey Greenstein ('stein' is of German origin and translates to 'stone'). I am a traveler, writer, photojournalist and director of content for a gemological foundation that specializes in the transparency of fancy color diamonds. I believe that adventure is a state of mind, and travel adds the mystery and excitement that I crave.

As a freelance writer I have published articles for media brands Forbes.com, Forbes Travel Guide and Premier Traveler, among others. After working at Forbes Magazine as assistant to the publisher and subsequently a contributing travel writer, I circumnavigated the globe and reviewed hotels and destinations all over the world. Pursuing my lifelong love of fashion and jewelry, I worked in the showrooms of Fendi, Alexander Wang and completed illustration coursework at the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as Parsons The New School for Design.

I received a B.A. in Philosophy with a focus on Values and Social Policy, a minor in Religious Studies and an interdisciplinary accreditation in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Colorado–Boulder and earned a Graduate Diamonds degree from the Gemological Institute of America in 2013. Currently, I am a degree candidate for an M.S. in Strategic Communications at Columbia University.

For clips of selected works or freelance opportunities, please contact me at tracey@emeraldtraveler.com.