Petra البتراء, Jordan

Petra البتراء, Jordan

Hi! I'm Tracey. I am a writer, traveler, photojournalist and native New Yorker living in Israel.

I work for a gemological foundation that promotes fair trade and transparency within the fancy color diamond niche, based in Tel Aviv. I love gems because they come from the depths of the earth. I also love trees. 

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. I worked in the showrooms of Fendi and Alexander Wang, and completed fashion illustration coursework at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School for Design.

As a graduate of the University of Colorado–Boulder, I received a B.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in Values and Social Policy, a minor in Religious Studies and an interdisciplinary accreditation in Peace and Conflict Studies. I earned an advanced degree in diamonds from the Gemological Institute of America in 2013.