Tom Sykstus graduated with a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in May 2021, and with a LL.M. from George Washington University School of Law in May 2022. Tom also served as a Combat Medic in the United States Army Reserve from 2015 to 2021. During that time, he mobilized with an Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force to assist hospital staff overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients