Thomas Ahn

Executive Director, Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

Thomas Ahn joined the UC Office of the President in December 2016 as the executive director of the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program. He brings 27 years of experience as a social entrepreneur in the Bay Area nonprofit sector to his work with MESA.

Prior to his current appointment, Tom served as the executive director/CEO of First Graduate, a San Francisco-based college access and success program. He also held various positions at the San Francisco Conservation Corps, including leadership of an environmental education and conservation department that served urban youth from ages 11 to 26.

Tom holds an A.B. in film studies from Yale University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.