Tristan works as a case writer on the research and development of GHD's teaching case collection. He previously worked as a senior research specialist at Innovations for Successful Societies, a research center at Princeton University. Prior that that, Tristan spent two years as a journalist based in Tunisia and was managing editor of Tunisia Live. He was also a program officer at the New York University Center on International Cooperation, where he studied statebuilding and peacebuilding in transitioning states. Tristan has an MA in Politics from New York University and did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan.