Tristan received a B.A. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California Berkeley. He is entering IQ Biology through the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Geological Sciences. Tristan completed his first lab rotation in Dr. Noah Fierer's lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He completed his second lab rotation in Dr. Sebastian Kopf's lab in the Department of Geological Sciences. Tristan is completing his third lab rotation in Dr. Alexis Templeton's lab in the Department of Geological Sciences.