Traci earned her BS in Mathematics with a specialization in Scientific Computation. She was a member of the National Society of Black Engineers.
As she was earning her BA at Ross, Traci was a member of the Black Business Students Association, the Michigan Business Women and served as a Student Ambassador.
Before joining Stratus, Traci was a founding partner of Thibodeaux & Walden Consulting which supported educational organizations with strategic and financial services. Traci brings a unique and comprehensive approach to her work with over 10 years of practical experiences in both the education and business sectors.
Previous to becoming an entrepreneur, Traci led several high profile initiatives at Chicago Public Schools, analyzed financial, operational, and productivity results for PepsiCo, and developed a successful personal financial advising practice with Mass Mutual Financial Group.
In her personal time, Traci loves to travel internationally and spend time with her friends and family. She is an avid sports fan and ran her first half marathon in San Francisco in 2014.