Hi! I'm Tracey. I am a freelance culture writer and editor, photographer, gemologist and avid traveler.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

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, worked for a gemological organization and contributed cultural sociology research 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.

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