Thomas began learning German at school and was the recipient of a SAGSE scholarship to Germany in 2016. Inspired by his passion for the German language, he has continued studying German at the University of Melbourne, where he is in his final year of a Diploma of Languages and Bachelor of Arts. At University, Thomas is majoring in philosophy and politics and has completed a 6 month overseas exchange at Heidelberg University. Thomas uses his own experiences as a German language learner to closely relate to students and the challenges they face learning the German language.