Sophie Troyka ’19, of Saline, Michigan, graduated from the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, magna cum laude with a certificate in Environmental Studies. Troyka, the Class of 2018 Frederick P. Hitz ’61 Scholar, is focused on sustainable agriculture and the nexus of meat consumption, animal welfare, human health, and the environment. She was the marketing lead for TigerLaunch, Princeton University’s national entrepreneurship competition, and is interested in the potential for technological innovation to solve global environmental issues, including the development of stem cell meat alternatives to factory farming. She was an ecology representative for the Office of Sustainability, which aims to promote the integration of sustainability into campus life, and co-captain of the Princeton Equestrian Team. She spent the summer of 2016 in a software start-up in Tel Aviv and the previous summer studying French in Aix-en-Provence and interning at a law firm.
For her summer 2019 SINSI internship, Sophie served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Water (O), Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW).