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Thomas McPhail Ubaldo (They/them)


Currently living in

Roosevelt Park, Michigan, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences


Open to roles

InternshipShort Term ContractLong Term Employee

About Me


I am passionate about languages, ancient, modern, and computer alike. I enjoy teaching and advocating for others. Whether copy-cataloguing at the theology library, directing an immigration legal aid clinic, or making coffee as a barista, I take pride in doing my job well. This May I graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Master's in Theological Studies and a concentration in Modern Religious Thought and Experience. My current job has given me the freedom to explore my interest in programming languages and software development. I learned to use Python, SQL, VBA, PHP, and C# to improve or extend the functionality of the software we use in the office. I have been learning Linux to bring new life to the laptop I have had since 2011. I hope to bring together my interests in technology, information, and theology to improve the live of disabled people like me by developing affordable accessibility technology.

Ideal Workplace Values

Environmentally friendly, invested in community development, considerate of ethical implications of their services/products, values wholistic health of its employees.

My Badges

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

It is easy for me to enter a flow state when working on things that excite/interest me. I can focus on them for a long time. I retain information about these things and like teaching others about them. I am able to notice details that others don't. I am good at learning languages: I can read in 5 languages, though 2 are ancient lanuages. My experience and giftedness with languages has helped me teach myself programming languages, too.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

Strategic ThinkingCreativityLogical ReasoningCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Speech to Text Technology Send Questions in AdvanceFrequent Interview BreaksInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra TimeWritten interview instructionsEmail / Calendar OrganizationTask ManagementDaily Check-InsDaily RemindersConcise InstructionsWritten ChecklistsReceiving Information in AdvanceWritten InstructionsExtra Time to Process New InformationChunking Large Amounts of ContentFlexible SchedulePeriodic Rest BreaksUninterrupted Work TimeEnhanced Lighting OptionsMeditation / Quiet RoomErgonomic SeatingNoise-cancelling HeadphonesQuiet / Individual WorkspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetCounselingJob CoachingSupport Group for StressTherapySupport with Self-AdvocacyText to speech technology


Check out my work

Worked for 4 months from Aug 2021 to Dec 2021

Coloquy Leader - Emory University/Candler School of Theology

I instructed and facilitated class conversation for a group of 12-20 students. The content of the course was the history of early Christian thought. I also lead colloquy groups Fall 2016 and Fall 2020.

Worked for 7 months from Apr 2020 to Nov 2020

Copy-Cataloguer - Emory University/Pitts Theology Library

I added new acquisitions and donated books to the library's database. I evaluated donations for inclusion in the library's collections. I prepared books for circulation/off-site storage.

Online Computer Library Center OCLCLibrary of Congress E-resources Online CatalogOnline library databasesMachine-Readable Cataloguing MARC21
Working since Apr 2019

Funding Coordinator/Database Administrator - Douglas H. McPhail, PLC

Audit and enter data, design/generate reports, document production, custom database functionality, VOIP system admin, database admin

Hypertext preprocessor PHPMicrosoft Visual Basic for Applications VBAStructured query language SQLActionStepRingCentral
Worked for 1 years, 2 months from Jun 2014 to Aug 2015

Immigration Legal Aid Clinic Director - Tree of Life Anglican Church

I started in immigration legal aid clinic at my church. I took a 40-hour intensive course in immigration law. I got hands-on experience working with two immigration lawyers. I created an organizational flow-chart, budget, and fee schedule. I was accredited by the federal government to practice immigration law as a non-attorney and my clinic was recognized by the federal government as a financially accessible immigration service site. I succefully filed petitions for citizenship for my clients as well as deferred action applications. I tutored clients for their citezenship exams. I organized community information sessions and delivered presentations on immigration in my community. I organized volunteers.

Immigration Law

Education and Credentials

Attended for 3 years from 2019 to 2022

Emory University

Master's degree - Master of Theological Studies

Attended for 1 year or less from 2014 to 2014

University of Oxford

Some college (no longer attending) - Visiting Student

Attended for 3 years from 2011 to 2014

Bethel College

Bachelor's degree - BA in Biblical Studies