Tristan Schnader is the Senior Project Manager for Vital Signs, focusing primarily on the GEF-Land Degradation Monitoring Project. Tristan began at CI as an intern in 2011, where he split his time working for CI’s Global Marine Team, Sojourns, and the US Government Policy Division. He returned as an intern in 2012, where he worked full-time for the US Government Policy Division, helping to develop CI's congressional outreach strategy. Tristan returned yet again to CI after graduating from The College of William & Mary in 2013 and managed Conservation International's Board of Directors until June of 2016. In that capacity, Tristan planned and implemented nine successful Board meetings. In addition to his Board-related work, Tristan also served as the Manager of the Strategic Priorities Group and is a member of the Millennial Advisory Committee, which oversees an internal innovation lab.