Tristi is an Army spouse of 2 years. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Public Health from the University of West Florida and works as an epidemiologist for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. She also serves as a Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG) coordinator for Bravo Company, 1-1 ARB on Fort Riley. Tristi's advice to scholarship recipients is to celebrate and note small wins and successes; it can be difficult to see progress in the thick of a challenge, but looking back you will be so proud of how far you've come. This will be Tristi's first year serving on the board.