With her roots firmly planted in the South from birth, journalism has taken Troy across the nation but always in the fight for fairness and equity. Troy, the daughter of a labor worker and an educator, finds power in the balance of empathy, knowledge, and passion. She is an Emmy-winning journalist with a background in public relations and advocating for non-profits. While completing her undergraduate studies at Prairie View A&M University, a Historically Black College And University, she helped found 100 Collegiate Women of America—an organization that has since spread to other campuses. Troy is no stranger to breaking down barriers; she is listed in the Jack Hadley Museum of African American History as the first Black reporter to work at WALB in Albany, Georgia. Her lifelong goal is to continue pushing for changes that empower those who need it most.