Tracey grew up in Norman. She earned her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Philosophy. After completing her undergraduate education, Tracey worked as an Event Coordinator for a large hotel and convention center - planning conferences, corporate events, weddings, etc. The challenges she experienced and the resulting personal growth inspired Tracey to continue her education and complete her dream of becoming a lawyer. Tracey graduated in 2004 from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. After completing a competitive internship program, Tracey accepted a position and began her career at the Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office, representing indigent clients who would otherwise have no voice in the criminal justice system. Tracey went into private practice in 2007, and continued to work primarily in the areas of family and criminal law, as well as probate and civil litigation.
Tracey continued to work as a solo-practitioner until November of 2016, when she came back to OU and accepted the position of Student Legal Services Director. As a born and bred Sooner, Tracey was thrilled to join the professional community at the University of Oklahoma and to have the opportunity to provide free legal services to OU students.
Tracey lives with her husband John, and their two children, Ellison and Sullivan, as well as her mother Shirley, plus Simon the pit-bull and Maude the mutt.