Tomas Deza

Class of 2015

Raised in Tucumán, Argentina, Tomás moved to the United States when he was 11. Throughout his academic experience in film studies, he realized documentary filmmaking is an effective tool to raise awareness and produce social change. In 2014, Tomás interned at the Smithsonian’s Human Studies Film Archives, and produced a short documentary to encourage a community of researchers, academics, and local and international citizens to make use of the rich cultural and historical resources this anthropological archives provides. As an LHIP intern, Tomás will contribute to NPS - Communications Office to reach out to community leaders and media outlets, and producing meaningful film material aimed at raising awareness of -- and spark interest in -- our national parks.