Thomas Sasso (pronouns: he, they) is a PhD candidate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Guelph funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Thomas’ research is dedicated to understanding and improving the experiences of diverse and marginalized populations in workplaces, with particular emphasis on LGBTQ+ individuals. In 2014, Thomas co-founded the Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab through the Centre for Families, Work, and Wellbeing with the goal of improving inclusive and accessible education and research.
Thomas has worked as an organizational consultant, a university instructor, and community activist. Thomas has been actively involved in his communities, including serving as the president of the board of directors for ARCH: HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health, supporting community-based organizations, and co-chairing the 40th annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, Canada’s oldest and largest sexuality conference for researchers and practitioners.