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The Admissions Office is lucky to partner with amazing students who work with us as Admissions Coordinators, Diversity Representatives, and Admissions Representatives. Get to know a little bit more about some of our current students and recent alums. You can also reach out to our current students with your questions during the academic year.

Meet Tristan Hood ’21

October 20, 2020

Tristan Hood

Graduation Year

What is your hometown?
St. Augustine, FL

Where did you go to college and what did you major in?
Brown University; A.B. Economics (’18), St. Johns River State College, A.A. (’15)

Tell us about your prior work experience and grad degrees
Prior to attending college I served in the United States Air Force and completed two tours of duty in Baghdad. Upon seperating I worked at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. I then worked as a civilian conrtactor in Afghanistan. When I returned home I enrolled in community college and started an equipment rental company in Florida. Upon completeing my Associates degree I transferred to Brown Univeristy. While at Brown I worked various jobs. Among these were a Veteran Liason for Brown, President of the Brown Student  Veterans Association. I also worked for Senator Reed, and was invited to a press tour after the successful passing of the Forever GI Bill. 

What is your favorite thing to do in New Haven?
Bike ride — there is a wonderful path that runs from the Law School up to Sleeping Giant State Park. Beautiful!

What is your favorite restaurant in New Haven?
Cask Republic or Louis' Lunch

What student groups, journals, and/or clinics have you been involved in?
I am member of the Yale Law Veterans Association, the Federalist Society, and YLS Softball team. I am a part of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

What has been your favorite class at YLS?
Corporate Taxation

What are your career aspirations? 
I plan to become a tax attorney in NYC. One day, way down the road, I would love to become a law professor.

What do you like most about working for the Admissions Office?
The thing I like most is meeting new people. This is particularly true early on as veterans were considering on whether to apply or not. It is exciting to see in them the excitement I felt when I was admitted and accepted. I love it!