My name is Tomas (Tom-as) WhiteAntelope. As you can tell by my last name, I am Native American and am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe (paternal side) and am the Lummi Nation (maternal side). I grew up on the Lummi Reservation in Washington. I went to Sherman Indian High School and received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014.
Since graduating from Berkeley, my work experiences have included working at UC Berkeley's Campus Shared Services where I worked on the Visa, Loan, and HR Records Team. Thereafter I worked for SFUSD's American Indian Education Program where I was hired as the Native American Outreach Coordinator working directly with Native American students in San Francisco. I then returned to UC Berkeley in my most recent position as the Administrative Assistant for the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, an equity research unit in UC Berkeley’s Division of Equity and Inclusion.
Some fun facts about me: I love meeting new people and listening to new ideas. I can never get enough of any genre of music. I love kale and kombucha. I’m also into nature, traveling and museums and can’t wait to visit the other “Meow Wolf” locations.
As of October 30, 2018, I’m extremely excited to join the Wikimedia family and look forward to meeting everyone and supporting the finance, administration, and community engagement teams. I plan to streamline policies, assist with travel arrangements, contracts, reconcile credit cards, and streamline the on-boarding and off-boarding processes.
Twhiteantelope@wikimedia.org | (510) 877-2399