Traci has worked in the environmental non-profit sector for most of her career with a focus on education and youth. She spearheaded the No Oregon Child Left Inside Act in 2008, built a statewide coalition over 100,000 Oregonians strong, and was appointed by Governor Kulongoski to lead development of the The Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan in 2010. She worked for the Gray Family Foundation to implement the Plan with partners across Oregon to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in regular outdoor activity, examine complex community issues from multiple perspectives, and be prepared to address the challenges our future holds.
Traci has been an independent consultant since 2012, continuing to advance environmental and educational initiatives with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion largely in association with the Center for Diversity & the Environment, North American Association for Environmental Education, Environmental Education Association of Oregon, Multicultural Collaborative, and Showing Up for Racial Justice. She prioritizes projects at the intersection of education, environment and racial justice, and encourages intentional relationship building across difference because she believes that we have a lot to learn from each other and only by working together, honoring all members of our community as equitable assets, will we stand the chance to make a difference. To change. She is a nature lover, relationship builder and advocate for systems change.