Thomas Fetherston was born in Providence, RI. He was a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army for 4 years before transitioning to the National Guard during undergrad. His time included a combat deployment to Afghanistan as well as several humanitarian missions at home and abroad. Tom attended the Pennsylvania State University where he earned majors in Veterinary and Biomedical Science. While he was there, he was an active member and leader in both of the student veteran groups, rugby team, and actively worked with the administration to hire and develop a veteran-friendly campus. Tom is currently a medical student on an Army HPSP scholarship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he does research in cerebrovascular surgery as well as in medical education admissions practices. In his free time, Tom is a member of several interest groups most notably Mount Sinai MedVets, a biochemistry tutor, an instructor for Stop the Bleed, an admissions advisor, an amateur powerlifter, a dog dad, and an actual dad.