Tracy Adole was born in Ughelli, January 31st 1984. She is an environmental scientist & activist, and currently a PhD research student at the University of Southampton, under the research group, Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation, with her research focusing on Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Strategies in the Niger Delta. She was one time the Project Officer of the National Coalition of Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta (NACGOND), Port Harcourt, where she has undertaken numerous research and field trips/visits to rural communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, with the aim to improve on environmental assessment process in the region. She graduated from the University of Benin, (2006) with a BSc First Class Honours in Microbiology and an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management from the University of East Anglia, UK, (2011). She has significant experience in environmental studies/work, having worked as Research Officer/Acting Registrar, Uptonville Oil and Gas Institute, in the area of flood and environmental management using Geographic Information System (GIS) and as Programme Coordinator for an NGO, Poverty Alleviation for the Poor Initiative (PAFPI) in the area of environmental management and sustainable development.
Tracy Adole is a recipient of the commonwealth scholarship which was tenable at the University of East Anglia and also the National Association of Science Students, (NASS) University of Benin, Award of Excellence. She is also currently a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Southampton.
Tracy is a Prince 2 registered Practitioner and a facilitator and consultant to Longhall Consulting, on Project Management. Having undertaken several courses on climate change, she strongly advocates for Nigeria to develop a climate change adaptation strategies that are not only specific for its local environment but local communities should have the capabilities of implementing adaptive actions.
She is married to Group Captain Abraham Adole and has a lovely daughter Alicia Adole.