Traci has lived in the Austin area for over 20 years, though her internships have taken her as far away as Alaska and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assisting biologists with various projects, guiding canoe tours, monitoring endangered species, and managing migratory waterfowl habitat. She also interned in Washington, D.C. at both the U.S. Senate and National Geographic Society. Traci received her B.A. in Geography at the University of Texas.
Traci began working at Westcave in 2014. As the Conservation Specialist, Traci helps facilitate and manage all conservation programs, research projects, habitat and land management activities, actively works to monitor and protect the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler and its habitat, and takes an active role in planning and implementing conservation projects and practices at the preserve.