Tristan joined NHC as a policy director in September 2018 and brings 10 years of policy and legislative experience. He has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, working for former Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), the House Budget Committee, former Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and most recently Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). Tristan also has professional experience in community engagement, having served as a community affairs director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, where he established financial training, housing education and increased workforce readiness within the jail.
Tristan served as a commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission on Poverty Reduction in Norfolk, Virginia and the Mayor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group in Washington, D.C. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C.
Tristan holds a bachelor’s in political science from Norfolk State University and a master’s in criminal justice from Liberty University.