Tristan Tafolla

Tristan Tafolla joined Columbia University in September 2016, in the newly minted position of Director, International Risk Management. There, he is responsible for developing the University’s procedures attendant to international risk mitigation and leading Columbia’s emergency response for travelers abroad. He joined Columbia after having served as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, where he was posted on long-term assignments in Israel and the West Bank, Afghanistan, and Yemen, in addition to short-term assignments in more than 25 countries.


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