Hi, I’m Tracey. Here’s the DC bio: I’m the Associate Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress and co-host of the TalkPoverty Radio podcast. I’ve been a guest on a number of radio and television programs, including the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC, Inside Story on Al Jazeera America , and I guest hosted CSPAN’s Afterwords on BookTV.

The real bio: I grew up in Oakland, California and owe my interest in social justice, good food, and the great outdoors to being born and bred in the Bay. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Political Science and Anthropology in 2006. After graduation, I moved to DC to work for former U.S. Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ken Salazar. I completed my Masters in Public Affairs and a certificate in Urban Policy and Planning from Princeton University in 2010. After graduation, I worked as a Program Associate for Living Cities. In 2012, I was chosen as one of Next City Magazine’s Next Vanguards, which recognizes 40 urban leaders under 40.

In my spare time I perform with my improv troupe, occasionally exercise, and watch Netflix.