Born and raised in San Diego, Thomas received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from UCLA in 2011. Following graduation, he spent nearly five years working on oil and gas drilling rigs in the Midwest. Having proven himself as a roughneck, Thomas decided to pursue his passion for law. He moved back home, received a paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego, and worked as a civil litigation paralegal for the year leading up to law school. He is currently a first-year law student at the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law at Arizona State University.