Hailing from scenic Cape Cod, Tom is a Massachusetts native who grew up thinking Boston was a mythical place to be visited but once a year, preferably around the holidays. Tom graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BS in biology and importantly, a minor in classics. After spending a year toiling as a research chemist, Tom decided that was not the life he desired, and decided to follow his dream to become a health care provider. Optometry was the natural choice for Tom (who was led to it with the help of his brilliant life coach and fiance, Taryn), as it combines the sciences, interpersonal communication, and a touch of fashion, three things Tom enjoys in equal measure. Now, almost midway through his fourth year at the New England College of Optometry, Tom looks forward while looking back. Trust him, it’s possible to do. He’s almost a doctor, he should know these things.