About

Hi! I'm Tracey. I am a writer, editor, photojournalist, avid traveler and director of research and content development 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 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 and contributed research on folklore and religion 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 also hold a Graduate Diamonds degree from the Gemological Institute of America. Currently, I am a degree candidate for an MS in Strategic Communications at Columbia University '17.

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