Hi! I'm Tracey. I am a writer, editor, photojournalist, avid traveler and director of research & content for a gemological foundation in the luxury goods niche. Whether traveling abroad or walking down my own street, I believe that adventure is a state of mind.

After working at Forbes Magazine as assistant to the publisher and subsequently a contributing writer, I circumnavigated the globe and reviewed hotels and destinations all over the world. As a freelance culture writer I have published articles for media brands Forbes.com, Forbes Travel Guide and Premier Traveler, among others.

My travels led me to live abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel for nearly two years, where I contributed research on folklore and social anthropology 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 The New School for Design. In addition, I earned a Graduate Diamonds degree from the Gemological Institute of America.

I graduated from the University of Colorado–Boulder with a B.A. in Philosophy (topically oriented for Values and Social Policy), minor in World Religions and completed interdisciplinary programs in Nordic Studies and Peace Studies. Currently, I am a degree candidate for an M.S. in Strategic Communications at Columbia University '17, where my focus is on anthropology and ethnographic research methods.

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