Tristan Campbell was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, majoring in general studies with minors in biology and English. While in school, he was a member of the soccer team as well as the marching and concert bands. In addition, he helped start and lead an LGBTQ campus rights organization. After serving with Impact America, he plans to attend medical school.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is starting Bison 4 Equality with my college roommate. After we became aware of discriminatory policies that were being instituted at our university, we worked with other students to form an organization that gave us a unified voice with the school administration, as well as a way to connect students with a variety of different resources. We worked with national organizations such as The Trevor Project and Campus Pride to provide a space for students to feel heard and included. As a result of our work on campus, we were able to prevent or mitigate many of the harmful policies that were being instituted.

What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?

My most meaningful extracurricular activity was being on the drumline for my college marching band. I’d never been part of a team before that was so committed to success, and it definitely challenged me to be the best that I could. It was a really impactful experience at the end of the year looking back and seeing how much we had improved, and how much closer we had all grown together.