At age five, Tracy Thomas developed an interest in storytelling with encouragement from her grandfather, Alfred Thomas, a pioneer at Afromedia Nigeria. She co-wrote and acted in stage plays in elementary and high school and spent her gap year in England after vacationing there for many years. At 19, Tracy started her journey to becoming a lawyer and, a few years later, was called to the Nigerian bar. Moving to Canada in 2018 provided Tracy with a rare opportunity to start over, and in 2020, she began her communications journey at MacEwan University.

Tracy has a major in Journalism and a minor in Professional Communication. Studying at MacEwan University has helped her develop writing, audio, film, and photography skills. Tracy is a volunteer writer at The Griff (MacEwan University’s student media) and works as a paid intern at the school’s TV studio. She will intern at The Globe And Mail in the spring of 2023, working with The Decibel podcast team.