Despite growing up in Texas and South Carolina, Thomas is proud to consider Vail his home. After two years at Vail Mountain School, Thomas graduated in 2016 and is now a senior at the University of Southern California. He will speak about how discomfort fuels personal growth, a subject he has studied and practiced since his senior of high school. Outside of class, he captains the USC Club Tennis Team, enjoys working out, and listens to country and pop music. Thomas’ passions include mindfulness and meditation, physical and mental self-improvement, and all things sports. Of note, he believes pineapple belongs on pizza. Thomas will move from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, to start work with Oracle Corporation this June. He averages three plates of food every Thanksgiving and while some think he does it too often, Thomas loves to cuff his jeans. His best friend is his twin brother, Jake.