Troy grew up in Boston’s diverse Dorchester neighborhood, where he was a BPS and METCO student. After graduating from the Canterbury School in Connecticut, Troy spent his undergraduate years at Union College in Schenectady, New York. At Union, Troy was a Resident Assistant, a member of the football team, and a summer Policy Intern with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education. In May 2017, Troy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Philosophy, and proudly became the first in his family to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree.
Through his experiences in college, Troy discovered his passion for access and equity in higher education. In 2017, he began working with the College Advising Corps-Boston University as the 2017-2018 College Adviser for Fenway High School. During his time as a College Adviser, Troy worked tirelessly to increase access to higher education for low-income, first-generation to college, and underrepresented high school students. Troy is excited to continue his work at Bates College, an institution with a history of equity and inclusion.
While his work at Bates is Troy’s primary focus, his evenings are reserved for completing his M.Ed. Education Leadership and Policy Studies. He plans to cross the stage in 2019. In his free time, Troy enjoys reading, learning about podcasting, and spending time with his niece.