Current Place of Residence: Chicago, Illinois
University: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Current/Recent Course: BA Political Science and History
Thomas J. Dowling, Chicago, is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and History, with a GPA of 4.0. He is a Truman Scholar. His senior thesis focuses on the professionalization and provision of constituent services in state legislatures. He is a Mayoral appointee for the City of Champaign Zoning Board of Appeals and has interned at the AFL-CIO and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Thomas powerlifts and participates in the Speech and Debate Club at UIUC.