Tristé Smith
Director, State Government Relations

773-702-3284
triste@uchicago.edu

Tristé focuses on advancing the University’s research and education priorities at the state level by improving our collaboration and coordination with Illinois agencies, elected officials, and other policy makers. The state government relations team complements the federal relations team and local liaisons to engage faculty, students and staff in promoting the University as an essential long-term resource in the development of public policy.