Tracey Greenstein: writer, editor, photographer and avid traveler.

Emerald Traveler is where I share my writing, photography and sourced content created by talented individuals from all over the world. I use the moniker Emerald Traveler because my first travel column was called Emerald City and my last name means "green stone."

After years of traveling, living and working abroad, I moved back to New York City and landed at Women's Wear Daily, where I report on the intersection of retail and technology.

As a freelance culture writer, I have published articles for media brands Billboard, Forbes Travel Guide,  and Premier Traveler, among others.

My travels led me to live abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel, where I worked for a gemological non-profit, edited the coffee table book Fancy Color Diamonds: The Pricing Architecture and contributed research to the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies.

Previously, I was assistant to the publisher of Forbes Magazine and soon after became a contributing culture and travel writer for I circumnavigated the globe and reviewed countless hotels and destinations, traveling to 20+ countries across four continents.

I have a master's degree in Strategic Communication from Columbia University and a Graduate Diamonds degree from the Gemological Institute of America. I graduated from the University of Colorado–Boulder with a degree in Philosophy, a minor in Religious Studies and completed interdisciplinary programs in Peace and Conflict Studies and Nordic Studies. 

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