Tracey was born in Texas, spent her formative years in Ohio, then returned to Texas in 1987. She is a double alumna of The University of Texas at Arlington (B.A. in Communications and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) and has also worked as Director of Marketing Services at UTA for 18 years, including the past 12 years in the College of Engineering. She is the mother of three fierce and funny daughters and one spoiled cat. Tracey’s hobbies include traveling, planning travel, and dreaming about traveling. Her life goal is to find a way to spend every day traveling.