Tristan Kirkman MA

Tristan Kirkman was a Research Assistant at The Lab @ DC while pursuing a second master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining The Lab, Tristan previously worked as a survey researcher for James Madison University and for Responsive Management, both in Harrisonburg, Virginia. At James Madison University, his research focused on examining individual differences in human judgment and decision-making, and how behavior can be shaped by the environment. At Responsive Management, his research focused on natural resource management, in partnership with numerous state fish and wildlife agencies and other associated national organizations. In concurrence with his work at The Lab, he also works as a research assistant for the Center for Applied Linguistics, where he analyzes assessment data for english language learners across the U.S.

Tristan has completed an M.A. in Psychological Science from James Madison University and a B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University. He is also a martial arts instructor in Burmese Bando Boxing and a musician with the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra. Prior to moving to DC, he taught ballroom, latin, and swing dancing.

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