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Thomas Ray Garcia

Bio: Thomas graduated from PSJA North High School in 2012 as class valedictorian. He attended Princeton University where he co-founded the Princeton Hidden Minority Council, an umbrella organization servicing first-generation and low-income students, and wrote blogs for the Office of Undergraduate Admission. A Gates Millennium Scholar and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Thomas majored in English and wrote his senior thesis on Jack London's speculative fiction. He founded CSLAP in 2013 and returned to Pharr every summer to host institutes for high school seniors. From 2016-2017, he taught the "University Scholars Enrichment Course," an extension of CSLAP's curriculum, at PSJA ISD. He is currently pursuing an English PhD at UCLA, serving as CSLAP's executive director, and writing every day.

Mentoring interests: College admissions essays, Apply Texas, Common Application, ACT/SAT test prep, college transition, professional development

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