Tomás received his Masters degree in social work from Smith College School for Social Work and Bachelors degree in social work from San Francisco State University. He is the founder and executive director of Beats, Rhymes and Life (BRL), a clinically-based community organization that aims to promote mental health and wellness among youth and young adults by utilizing Hip Hop and other forms of popular culture. Tomás lives and practices social work in Oakland, California where he specializes in culturally congruent strength-based therapeutic group work with adolescents of color. In 2009, his performance-based Rap Therapy group became the focus of a feature film entitled, Beats, Rhymes and Life Film Project set to premier in 2011. Tomás has also documented his work using Rap Therapy in Oakland, California in a chapter for an upcoming book entitled, “Therapeutic uses of Rap Music“. In addition to his work with BRL, Tomás serves as a transitional age youth advocate and consultant for Alameda County. In 2010, he was selected to serve as an advisory committee member for the California Institute for Mental Health Center for Multicultural Development (CMD), an entity designed to promote the cultural competence of publicly funded behavioral health systems.