A lawyer, journalist, academic, and advocate, Traci Griffith currently serves as the Racial Justice Program  Director for the ACLU of Massachusetts. Her transition to the staff of ACLUM comes after serving the organization on the National ACLU Board of Directors, on the Executive Committee, and as the National  Board Secretary.  

Her previous career as an Associate Professor in the Communications Department at Simmons University and as Chair of the Media Studies Department at St. Michael’s College in Vermont focused on First  Amendment law and ethics, as well as Race and Gender representation in media. She continues to teach as an adjunct at Simmons and also runs a cultural competency training business.  

Traci is a former correspondent and national editor for the Associated Press and continues to pursue journalism with recent work that includes a 4-part series with New England News Collaborative on racism in New England, Titled, NENC/America Amplified Special: New England’s Abolitionist History at Odds  With Racist Realities · New England News Collaborative.

She holds University degrees from Notre Dame Law School, an M.S. in Journalism from Florida A&M, and a BA in Political Science from DePaul. 

She lives in Cambridge with her son Jaden and her 4-pound chihuahua Bessie.