Thomas Kicak is a recent graduate from Columbia University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American & Iberian Cultures and French Literature. Throughout the course of his studies, Thomas was able to take classes in a wide range of disciplines, including History, Political Science, Philosophy, Literature and Applied & Theoretical Linguistics.
While at Columbia, Thomas dedicated much of his time as Development Director to Youth for Debate, a non-profit organization founded at the university whose mission was to spread public-speaking and debate skills to underprivileged public school students throughout the five boroughs of New York City. He also worked as a first-generation mentor in the Advising Department at Columbia, a role in which he counseled and supported fellow students who were the first in their family to attend college. Thomas also had the privilege of working with the Department of Latin American & Iberian Cultures, where he assisted with the language program and led extra-curricular activities aimed at improving students’ Spanish language skills.
Thomas had the pleasure of studying abroad for a semester in Paris, France. He took classes at the Sorbonne University and Sciences Po in History, Political Science and Literature, and taught English classes to students at a private high school located in the city. He was also afforded the opportunity to carry out research that ultimately contributed to his senior project in the French Department at Columbia.
Before joining Wood LLP, Thomas worked for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP as a Business Development Intern for their Latin American business team. In the summer of 2017, he worked for Macy’s Inc. under their Bloomingdale’s branch as a Business Intern and carried out extensive research projects. He also has experience in non-profit and communications work.
Columbia University, B.A., Latin American & Iberian Cultures, French Literature, magna cum laude, 2018
Phi Beta Kappa
Deanís List (2014-2018)
Department of French, Columbia University, Senior Award