Thomas is a former crew-member of the Indiana Clean Lakes Program. He operated the Limnology laboratory's auto-analyzer in addition to other field and laboratory analyses. Thomas also works in Adam Ward's hydrology lab where he studies solute transport modeling in streams. Thomas graduated from DePauw University in 2016 with a B.A. in Physics and is currently pursuing an M.P.A. and M.S.E.S. focusing in Water Management at Indiana University with an expected graduation date of December 2018. When not in one lab or the other, Thomas spends his free time reading about urban design, playing board games and/or canoe camping.