Traci began her career in the Brotherhood as a scribe, but grew tired of the technical side of life. She asked to be placed in a combat role, and was given the chance to prove herself at last by her superiors. She was found to be a competent combatant who also had the advantage of being able to repair equipment on the fly in the field. She worked her way up the ranks and soon earned the title of Elder.
Traci is a headstrong no holds barred kind of woman. She is opinionated, knows it, and doesn't care. She will often voice her opinion tactlessly whether or not it is asked for. She is considered a bitch by most anyone who knows her, and she could care less.
Traci is not pleased with the base commander, Andrea Brixley. She finds her unorganized, flighty, and generally incompetent. She knows that, were it not for Glenn's careful attention, Andrea would fall apart. Traci would like nothing more than to replace the commander with herself and she has made this known to all. However, Traci is loyal to the Brotherhood and its line of command. She follows her commander's orders dutifully.
Blow Up the Mines for CoS: Traci Niels wants Burham Springs taken care of. And by taken care of, she means that its three squatter residents should be killed and the mines should be destroyed by taking out the supports at the mineshaft entrance.