Lavar Thomas


Clark University, C’13, Bachelor's in Political Science, cum laude
Kingsborough Community College, C’11, Associate’s in Liberal Arts

Current Employment: Community Involvement Coordinator, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Big Dream:  Born to Guyanese parents and raised in New York City, Lavar is passionate about providing mentorship to students in underserved communities. His ultimate goal is to establish a leadership organization that targets the youth and addresses issues within minority employment, financial literacy, and public policies.     

Leadership Activities:

  • Volunteer, Peace Corps, Rwanda, 2014-2016
  • Inductee, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of Community Colleges
  • Presidential Scholar, Kingsborough Community College
  • Honor’s Club, Kingsborough Community College
  • Salzburg Global Seminar Scholar, Kingsborough Community College
  • Dr. Rachelle Goldsmith Honors Award, Kingsborough Community College
  • Research Assistant, Kingsborough Institute for Civic Connections
  • Research Assistant, City of Worcester Division of Public Health
  • Ralph Bunche Scholar, American Political Science Association
  • Leader of the Week, Gryphon and Pleiades Honor Society, Clark University
  • Student Ambassador, Clark University
  • Co-Founder, Transfer Students Association, Clark University
  • Financial Chair, Millennium Leadership Conference, Clark University
  • Mentor, Connections Pre-Orientation Program, Clark University
  • Member, RIA Community Advisory Board, Harvard Medical School
  • Presenter, 2012 National Association of Ethnic Studies, New Orleans, LA