Thomas James Madan
TJ has a background in education with Summer Institute for the Gifted, where he worked as a counselor, a teaching assistant, and an instructor of Time Travel Theories. This course was an engaging adventure that got students interested in topics such as quantum physics and astrophysics. TJ is now an AmeriCorps VISTA, volunteering with the Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs at WPI to enhance the bond between WPI and Worcester Public Schools, as well as the bond with Worcester Community Based Organizations. As a VISTA, TJ has a mission to build capacity, i.e. to facilitate the distribution of knowledge, information, and resources. He is passionate about this mission because it is for the purpose of combating poverty.