Tracey Porpora is a business writer and works on the city desk at The Staten Island Advance. She lives with her 8-year-old daughter in New York City. During her 21-year-long career in journalism, Tracey led a successful freelance writing career that included writing for such publications as the Star-Ledger, Complete Woman Magazine, Industry Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal Online, Time Out NY Kids, All Woman, Bridal Guide, Grit, the Christian Science Monitor, Queens Parent, MetroKids, NY Metro Parents and MAMM.
Tracey's book The Complete Guide to Baby Sign Language: 101 Tips and Tricks Every Parent Needs to Know (Atlantic Publishing, 2010) teaches parents the basics of communicating with their children before they can actually speak and provides classroom tools for teachers who want to integrate sign language into their curriculums.
Tracey has worked as an adjunct journalism professor at St. John's University, and an adjunct English writing professor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She also has taught business writing to graduate students in a corporate communications program at Seton Hall University.
Tracey received a bachelor of science degree in communications, magna cum laude, from St. John's University, and a master of arts degree in media communications from Hunter College, The City University of New York.