Thomas Ledesma is a Researcher at the Alamo. He graduated from Holy Cross High School of San Antonio and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Education as well as a certificate of European Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Thomas has served in several roles since joining the Alamo team in 2018. As the site grows, so does the need for assistance with research projects and the curation of artifacts. Thomas joined the Collections & Curation team as a Researcher in March 2023. He is committed to uncovering the stories that tie us together, from forming a deeper understanding of the Alamo Collection to sharing the Alamo’s 300-year history with visitors from all over the world.
Alamo Volunteer & Internship Coordinator (2022-2023): Thomas worked to carry on the important legacy of volunteerism at the Alamo. The COVID-19 pandemic hit many volunteer programs hard, and Thomas helped reestablish the Alamo’s program to pre-pandemic status by seeking out new opportunities with local partners and reevaluating volunteer orientation, training, and benefits.
Alamo Tour Program Coordinator (2019 – 2022): Thomas assisted in the implementation of a new point-of-sale system, worked with local tour groups to form partnerships, and served as the main ticketing system administrator. During this period, his team created more tour offerings for the Alamo’s 1.6 million visitors each year, including additions to the Alamo’s popular school field trip program.
Alamo Guest Experience Associate (2018 – 2019): Thomas served as part of the site’s daily operations, assisting visitors and offering interpretation of the site as well as conducting tour sales.
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Texas at Austin