Tommie was born in Sumter, South Carolina, raised in Westchester Co., New York, and recently graduated from Binghamton University, The State University of New York. He majored in political science. As an undergraduate, Tommie served as a consultant in the Public Speaking Lab, a peer educator for the Student Health Services Center, and an undergraduate teaching assistant for Policy Debate. Tommie hopes to pursue a career at a nonprofit organization after serving with Impact.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love traveling! I am my truest self when I am going from place-to-place immersing myself in different cultures and meeting people from around the globe.

Who is someone you admire?
My grandparents are my biggest role models. They are the children of sharecroppers. Despite their tumultuous childhoods, they grew up to be benevolent adults. They instilled a love for public service in me and my cousins.

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
By the time I graduated high school, I had moved 13 times! Even though many people might view this as a shortcoming, moving around every year or two helped me to become an open-minded, culturally aware, and adaptable person.