Hi! I'm Tracey. I am a writer, editor, researcher and avid traveler.
Emerald Traveler is a selection of the things I love in this world: culture, nature and of course, travel.
Years ago I heard that The Wizard of Oz is often interpreted as a travel metaphor, which led me to name my Forbes Media column Emerald City. Coincidentally, my last name 'Greenstein' means 'green stone', so I decided to call myself the Emerald Traveler.
As a freelance culture 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.
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.
My travels led me to live abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel, where I 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 coursework at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design.
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.