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Thomas Arthur Darnell

Student, Volunteer, Writer


Work & Volunteer Experience:

July 2022 – Current – Volunteer at Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society, San Antonio, TX

Credit to The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society
  • Managed check-ins and item distribution.
  • Assisted with setup and teardown.
  • Worked with volunteers in assistance during opening ceremonies.

2019 – Current – Volunteer at SibShops run by Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, Reno, NV

  • Helped set up, run, and takedown events for the enrichment of youth who are siblings of
    those with intellectual disabilities.
  • Gave presentations and managed games at said events.

October 2018 – Current – Volunteer at Nevada Humane Society, Reno, NV

  • Enrichment and socializing activities with felines.
  • Was a “Water Rat” – prevented people from disrupting duck races accidentally and ducks
    from escaping.

March 2023 – Event Coordinator for the Cardboard Challenge at High Desert Montessori School, Reno, NV

  • Conceptualized, organized, and executed a local version of the “Cardboard Challenge.”
  • Communicated and worked with school administrators.
  • Procured and later disposed of materials.
  • Acquired and managed volunteers for the day of the event.

January 2023 – Volunteer at Envirolution, Reno, NV

  • Put together educational materials focused on the environment for distribution to classrooms around the U.S.

2014 – 2015 – Photographer / Published Author

  • Took a photo daily of a LEGO man taking a photo for a year.
  • A collection of these photos was published in a book.


Associates in Arts & Associates in Science. GPA: 4.0

Honors Diploma. Un-weighted GPA: 4.0 / Weighted GPA: 5.0

Awards & Scholarships:

Dean’s List – Truckee Meadows Community College – Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023

Outstanding History Student – Truckee Meadows Community College – May 2023

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship – Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society – August 2023