Hi! I'm Tracey Greenstein. I am a traveler, writer, editor, photojournalist and director of research and 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 living in Israel for the past two years, I am now back in New York City.

As a freelance writer I have published articles for media brands Forbes.com, Forbes Travel Guide and Premier Traveler, among others. After working at Forbes Magazine as assistant to the publisher and subsequently a contributing travel writer, I circumnavigated the globe and reviewed hotels and destinations all over the world. Pursuing my lifelong love of fashion and jewelry, I worked in the showrooms of Fendi, Alexander Wang and completed illustration coursework at the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as Parsons The New School for Design.

I graduated from the University of Colorado–Boulder with a B.A. in Philosophy, a minor in World Religions, a concentration in Nordic Studies and an interdisciplinary accreditation in Peace and Conflict Studies. In addition, I earned a Graduate Diamonds degree from the Gemological Institute of America and I am a degree candidate for an M.S. in Strategic Communications at Columbia University '17.

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