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Tracey Hawkins is a native of North Carolina — originally from Morehead City, NC and proudly holds degrees from both UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University. Tracey, her husband Zack, and their boys reside in Durham, NC House District 31.

Tracey is the CEO & Founder of Thriving on the Spectrum (TotS). TotS is a tech startup company that develops interactive and digital tools tailored to address the unique needs of the neurodiverse community. Inspired by her son, James Preston, she created the Thrive App. 

Tracey values service, community connection, and advocating for the needs of the neurodivergent community. She currently serves as an Advisory Council member for HOPE (Housing Options for People with Exceptionalities) NC and most recently was appointed by NC Governor Roy Cooper to serve as a member of the Commission on Children with Special Health Care Needs. 

Tracey's dedication, knowledge, and natural southern charm make her an excellent choice for any conference, event, or other speaking engagement. Her expertise lies within speaking about neurodiversity, accessibilities in schools and business, entrepreneurship, women in tech/entrepreneurship, mothers in tech/entrepreneurship, and women of color in tech/entrepreneurship, and general DEI topics.


Tracey has spoken to numerous audiences across a wide variety of industries. 

Entrepreneur, Founder, and Speaker

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