Langston Thomas is a paralegal at Benach Collopy LLP where he assists the attorneys in preparing applications in all of the firm’s practice areas.
Langston was born in Washington, D.C. and grew in Rockville, Maryland. In 2016, he was awarded the Posse Scholarship and attended Grinnell College, where he obtained a B.A. with honors in Political Science. During his third year of undergrad, he studied abroad for two semesters in Ecuador, where he took courses, did volunteer work, and conducted independent research. Langston also participated in the ACM Graduate School Exploration Fellowship and has been invited to various research conferences, including the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), the University of Michigan Ann Arbor LSA Emerging Scholars Conference, and the Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference (MPSA).
After graduating, Langston was invited to serve in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Coordinator in Peru. However, his deployment was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Upon returning home, he participated in protests against police brutality and systemic oppression in the D.C. metropolitan area. He was featured on the front page of the Washington Post and was interviewed live on Iowa Public Radio. Eventually, Langston plans to pursue a JD-PhD in Political Science and work towards addressing systemic issues in the United States.