He is a proud first generation immigrant from Oaxaca Mexico. He grew up in a family of indigenous (mixteco) farmworkers and lived in Baja California Mexico for 15 years, immigrating to Oregon in 2002. He has lived in the Marion County community for over 17 years. He graduated from Woodburn High School and attended college at Chemeketa Community College.
Tomás has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade. He specializes in community radio, latinxs community organizing, and leadership development with youth and adults.
Currently, Tomás is the Environmental Worker Justice Organizer for PCUN. His role will help organize farmworkers and Latinx families by increasing their understanding of the problem, and showing them how to take action against climate change, and to move toward a just transition.
Tomás goal and passion is to focus on bringing community citizens together to work toward achieving a common desire that will improve the well-being of the society, especially the farmworker, indigenous latinx community.