Coordinator, High School Initiative
Thomas is the High School Initiative Coordinator at AOPA. In his role, he manages the application process for high schools to adopt and implement the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Curriculum. He provides support to teachers who are implementing the AOPA Curriculum, assists in high school outreach efforts, and contributes to the planning and execution of annual events and conferences such as the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium. Prior to joining AOPA, Thomas earned his bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University, and was the AOPA Flying Clubs Initiative Intern in the summer of 2019. Thomas started his flight training when he was 17 years old, and he is now an instrument-rated private pilot as well as a remote pilot. In addition to working at AOPA, Thomas has proudly served in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, a reserve component of the United States Air Force, since 2017.