Sophie Glovier: Chief of Operations

Sophie Glovier

Pennington, NJ — Conservation leader Sophie Glovier has joined The Watershed Institute in the newly-created position of Chief of Operations.

Most recently, Glovier was the Assistant Policy Director at The Watershed Institute where she worked with community members and local governments to develop and implement policies and practices to address pressing threats to the water and the environment. In this position, she was a strong voice for action in addressing polluted stormwater runoff, was instrumental in the preservation of a key 153-acre tract of open space in Princeton that was threatened with development, and helped the organization launch a new generation of education programs focused on environmental advocacy.

Previously, Glovier was Director of Philanthropic Support at D&R Greenway Land Trust, a land preservation organization in central New Jersey, where she helped preserve hundreds of acres of open space.

She has held numerous leadership positions at nonprofit and government advisory organizations, including as chair of the Princeton Environmental Commission and on the boards of D&R Greenway Land Trust, Friends of Princeton Open Space, and Sustainable Princeton. She served on the Board of Trustees at The Watershed Institute for seven years, three of which were as the organization’s Board Chair.

The Watershed Institute is dedicated to keeping water clean, safe and healthy, and pursues its mission through programs in environmental advocacy, watershed science, environmental education, and land conservation. The organization is headquartered at the LEED-Platinum Watershed Center on a 950-acre nature reserve near Pennington, New Jersey. For more information, visit