Tomás is an award-winning serial social entrepreneur and former nonprofit executive with 15+ years of experience leading social impact initiatives. He is the Managing Partner and Strategy Lead at Idea2Form (I2F), a full-service collaborative design studio and consultancy. In 2004, Tomás pioneered one of the first Hip Hop Therapy programs and grew it into a nationally recognized nonprofit organization. Since then, he has gone on to catalyze numerous collaborative initiatives, consult with leading civic sector organizations, and be a champion for several causes focused on racial equity. Tomás is a visionary thinker, cultural broker, and a transformational leader who has been recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, CNN Hero, NBC Latino Top 20 Innovator, and Aspen Institute Scholar. His work has been featured by CNN, Forbes, New York Times, Vice Magazine, Complex, Revolt TV, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and NPR. Tomás has served as a social entrepreneur in residence and adjunct lecturer at Stanford University, teaching courses on Social Entrepreneurship and Ethics & Politics of Public Service. He is a staunch advocate for inclusive leadership and believes those individuals and communities closest to the problems are uniquely positioned to lead the change society needs.
Last modified: May 8, 2020