Sylvia Troost works on natural climate solutions, with an emphasis on coastal blue carbon and other wetland habitats, resiliency planning, and federal coastal policy, for Pew’s U.S. conservation project. Her portfolio includes advancing nature-based approaches to climate mitigation. She previously supported Pew’s coastal habitat and oceans conservation work through strategic planning, operations and budgets, and campaign management.
Before joining Pew, Troost helped design and implement California’s Marine Life Protection Act initiative and managed a grant-funding portfolio related to coastal and marine conservation in California. Earlier in her career, she focused on international community development with an emphasis on coral reef conservation and sustainable livelihoods in the Pacific islands of Fiji, Vanuatu, and Kiribati. She also worked on capacity building of environmental nongovernmental organizations in Eastern Europe.
Troost earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University.