2017 Scholarship Winner

Olivia Troiano

Western Wayne High School

Olivia began her college career at LaSalle University, where she majored in Environmental Studies.  She is now attending the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, New York, where she is entering her senior year. She is continuing to major in Environmental Studies with a focus on Policy Planning and Law in preparation for a career in the conservation and protection of the environment, possibly as a forest ranger. 

Olivia’s original summer plans for an internship were canceled due to Covid-19.  As it turns out, she is loving her alternative plan.  She is working at her local zoo, Claws N’ Paws, in Lake Ariel.  She has especially enjoyed shadowing the zookeepers and learning all that they do.  She is hoping to find more opportunities to shadow environmentalists. One of Olivia’s abiding environmental concerns is the widespread proliferation and unchecked use of plastics.