Troy was born premature and faced many issues regarding bone growth. For most of his early years he had to wear a brace on his leg and many people feared he would not be able to walk. His life was dependent on access to affordable health care. To support the family, Troy's father found ways to make income that ultimately led him into the harsh criminal justice system. This left Troy and his sister to be raised by a single mother in the Bronx.
Troy found solace in school and education became his passport out of poverty. Troy eventually became the first in his immediate family to graduate from college. While at the City College of NY-CUNY, Troy served in the Service Corps working on participatory budgeting for the NYC Council; received the Gilman International Scholarship; and landed a high-profile internship in the Obama White House. As a result of this hard work, Troy was included in CUNY's citywide "American Dream Machine" campaign.
Guided by his faith, Troy worked on criminal justice reform and the My Brother's Keeper initiative in the Obama White House. This then led Troy to work behind the scenes on high-profile criminal justice cases including Jordan Edwards, Laquan McDonald, and Cyntoia Brown. Over the course of the 2020 election cycle, Troy held roles with Philanthropist Tom Steyer and the Biden-Harris campaign. On the Biden campaign, Troy produced over 130 events for the now President-elect and VP-elect.
Committed to service, Troy is on the education committee for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade where 100 scholarships are rewarded to deserving students including many from the Bronx.
To help foster diversity in NYC's thriving business community, Troy drove partnerships with over 50 public relations agencies on pipeline initiatives.