Tristan Grupp is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying city and regional planning and urban spatial analysis. His research focuses on environmental systems and land cover change. Some of his recent projects and collaborations include using land use intensity to estimate aquifer drawdown in Ica, Peru; studying rainforest loss and agroforestry in the Amazon; and evaluating the performance of Europe's protected areas. Grupp obtained a bachelor's degree in international development from McGill University. He currently works at the World Bank as a consultant, researching climate adaptation and climate risks to Sub-Saharan African countries and urban areas.