Christopher Tripp is a Master of International Affairs candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Karlshochschule International University and prior undergraduate degree in Construction Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. With a varied professional history in military engineering, construction, and various trade industries, he is no stranger to fast-paced, multi-cultural environments. He has a passion for citizen science projects, volunteering through the European Citizen Science Association, where he is regularly engaged in hosting co-designed project launch workshops. Most importantly, he is a firm believer that the right words – delivered at the right time and to the right audience – have the potential to shape societies. When paired with the right practical know-how, this can push the boundaries of what we think is possible, and that is what drives him forward.