Originally from Richmond, VA, Thomas enlisted in the Marine Corps in the Fall of 2014. As an infantry Marine, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and deployed twice during his four-year tenure. In the Fall of 2018, Thomas left the Marine Corps to attend college in his native Virginia. After a year at community college, and a much-needed boost of academic confidence from Warrior-Scholar Project, he was accepted to his dream school: The University of Virginia. Currently, he is pursuing a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Foreign Affairs.