Thomas Meyer is the program director for veterans services at The Philanthropy Roundtable, and co-founder of the Independence Project. He authored Serving Those Who Served, a 2013 guidebook to philanthropy for veterans, and has published articles in Philanthropy and Security Studies, and been quoted on this subject in the New York Times and elsewhere. Before joining the Roundtable, he completed research with U.S. and U.K. army officers focused on counterinsurgency work in Iraq and Afghanistan. He graduated with distinction in sociology from Yale University, and completed a Fox Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Thomas grew up in an Army family and currently lives in Washington, D.C.
According to John Ashberry, Meyer's translation of this thousand-year-old poem is a "wonder," and Michael Davidson hails it as a "major accomplishment" and a "vivid" recreation of this ancient poem's "modernity."