Sylvia Troost joined Pew in 2010 as manager for the Federal Fisheries Policy Project.
Before joining Pew, Troost worked for seven years on coastal and marine policy issues in California, where she helped design and implement the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative, a statewide effort to designate a network of marine protected areas. She also worked with the state Legislature and administration to improve California’s coastal and marine governance structures.
Previously, she worked for eight years on international development issues with an emphasis on coral reef conservation and sustainable livelihoods in the Pacific Islands of Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. She also has experience with helping environmental nongovernmental organizations in Eastern Europe build capacity.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in international affairs from the George Washington University.