Trame, a 27-year-old entrepreneur who founded a career development online platform for young adults, has died, her family said.
She was 42.
The cause was complications from a rare blood disorder, the family said in a statement.
“We are devastated to share that Trame passed away peacefully on Sunday morning,” her daughter, Erin Trame Miller, said in the statement.
Trame started her career as an intern at the National Geographic Society, which was the home of the magazine’s founding editor, Nicholas Wade.
“She will be greatly missed by the entire staff and those who knew her,” Wade wrote on Twitter.
Tramel joined National Geographic in 2011 after a stint as a digital intern at Vice Media.
She began her career at Vice as a marketing assistant, but left after just two months.
“Trame was always a passionate and enthusiastic leader, and was an inspiration to everyone who worked with her,” Vice Media President and CEO Mike Roth said in an email.
Trumell was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and founded the Association of Women Journalists, a nonprofit that advocates for women journalists.
She earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
She spent five years at the Wall Street Journal before joining National Geographic.
The magazine’s mission is to advance knowledge, inspire innovation and foster the sharing of world cultures through multimedia, entertainment and research.
The organization is also home to a growing number of award-winning documentaries and features.
Tramps from around the world gather for the annual meeting of the Association for American Geographers.
They meet in New Orleans every August to plan the next major research project and are known to gather for a celebratory dinner at the same location a year later.
The annual meeting is a chance for American geographers to meet and discuss the work of their colleagues around the globe, as well as share ideas for new publications.
Miller and Trame worked on several projects together over the years, including a project to track the spread of Zika virus in Latin America.
She had been on a mission to identify and monitor the health of the region’s mosquito populations and make sure people were getting the best vaccines available.
Miller’s daughter, Trame Bowers, wrote in a Facebook post: “She was a brilliant young lady, a visionary, and a true believer in the power of storytelling and the power that it has to shape our world.
She will be remembered for her courage, kindness, and her love of sharing her dreams and experiences.”
She was also a self-described “entrepreneurial genius.”
Tramels daughter, Sarah Trame Trumel, also said in her Facebook post that Tramell “wasn’t the type of person who was going to take no for an answer.
She always looked for solutions, and the fact that she got to work with some amazing people in her day and age made her a legend.”
Trame was a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine, which published a number of its top-tier journalism, including its latest issue in October, which covered a global wildfire crisis in the Amazon basin.
She worked on projects including the first major scientific study of the human microbiome, which is a set of bacteria that lives in the human gut.
In addition to her work with the magazine, Tramela also served as its executive editor and was the senior vice president of international development.
Miller also was a contributor to the magazine for more than 20 years, helping lead its international content team, and served as vice president for content strategy.
Tramiel was a graduate of the University tome journalism program at the University, the University and Stanford University.
She has been named one of the country’s 50 greatest Americans by the Wall St. Journal and one of “America’s top 100 female leaders” by the Los Angeles Times.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Miller, and their two children, Erin and Michael.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help cover Trameli’s funeral costs.