Sylvia Troost is a senior manager with Pew’s conserving marine life in the United States project. Her portfolio includes advancing coastal blue carbon management strategies in state climate mitigation and adaptation efforts and helping states leverage the federal Coastal Zone Management Act in support of conservation and resilience goals. Troost also assists with program and campaign management across the project. She previously supported Pew’s oceans conservation work through strategic planning, operations and budgets, and campaign management within the federal fisheries project.
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.