Matthew Thomas ‘18 is an International Studies major from Weatherford, Texas, and is the son of Mark and Kimberly Thomas. On the quad, Cadet Thomas serves as the Corps Staff Scholastics Officer, but calls Company F-1 home. He is also a member of the O.R. Simpson Honor Society and a former member of the Corps Color Guard. Off the quad, Matthew is a volunteer for the Aggieland Humane Society.
Between his sophomore and junior years, Cadet Thomas spent 10 weeks on a language intensive study abroad trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. “My language skills improved dramatically,” says Thomas. “I learned that I could survive on my own in a foreign country, and adapt to the local culture in order to fit in.” Education is a priority for Matthew and a big part of who he is as a person. He is in the process of completing his bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Modern Languages. Additionally, Cadet Thomas is enrolled in a 5-year joint degree program and will receive his masters in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He expects to graduate in May of 2019 and hopes to work in the Intelligence Community, Policy Analysis, or the Department of State.