Tom Schmit is an honors graduate of the Canisius College of Buffalo with a BA in Biochemistry and an MBA. Since moving to Latvia in 2001, he has worked as a teacher, university administrator, and consultant. He currently is a storytelling consultant for the largest IT firm in Latvia.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Tom is a cofounder and board member of the Latvian Dyslexia Association. He has been an active advocate of people with dyslexia and has written a number of projects that have been funded at local, national, and EU level. Tom has also participated in a number of research projects in Latvia that have helped decision makers understand the extent of dyslexia in Latvia and how students, professionals and administrators perceive the issue.