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Hi, I’m Tracey! I’m the Associate Director of the All-In Cities Initiative at PolicyLink. The initiative helps cities across the country adopt policies and practices to promote equitable growth. Previously, I worked at the Center for American Progress where I focused on urban poverty and environmental justice, and co-hosted TalkPoverty Radio podcast.

I have been a guest on MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin, The Melissa Harris Perry Show on MSNBC, Inside Story on Al Jazeera English, and was a regular commentator for SiriusXM’s The Agenda.

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My writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Root, The Nation,, and ThinkProgress.

I began my career in the offices of former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO). I completed my master’s in public affairs from Princeton University, and earned my BA from UC Berkeley.

I also serves as a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Leadership program, which fosters connections between leaders in both countries.