Traci Halpin is a former elementary school teacher. She has a B.S. in English Literature, and a Master’s Degree in Reading. Traci has taught grades k-6 for the past 20 years.

Traci has been writing since she was a child. She has boxes of journals filled with poems and stories of her life. She has published a poem in her college newspaper, and more recently Traci had 3 op ed pieces published in The Poughkeepsie Journal. Traci also had an article published in her teacher’s union newsletter.

Traci is an avid reader and she loves to learn. She has taken classes in publishing, improv, acting, and journal writing.  Furthermore, Traci is a student of meditation and spiritual healing. She also loves music and attending concerts.

Traci lives with bipolar disorder and is an activist for mental health and regularly emails and calls her senators and congressmen.  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is an organization that Traci supports.   In addition, Traci has been a member of ONE since 2006.  The ONE organization is about ending poverty and AIDS on a global level, especially in Africa.

Traci is currently working on a book, and she continues to make a difference on small and global scales.  Traci is learning to love life now and be a beacon of hope for others.

Traci lives in the Hudson Valley with her daughter and her crazy cat Bobb (that’s how it was spelled at the shelter).