Thomas was born and raised in California. First, he received a bachelor of arts from San Francisco State University. He went on to California State University Stanislaus where he studied teaching. Then, he returned to San Francisco State University and earned a master’s degree in education with a concentration in equity and social justice. Thomas began his professional career as a special education paraprofessional and has had the privilege of working in multilingual schools. He had the opportunity to teach English in a multilingual public school on the eastern coast of Spain. Thomas is passionate about education. He loves music and the arts, and regularly gets lost in a great book.