Tomás Recart studied civil engineering at Pontificia Catholic University and later received a Master's in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University. Prior to founding Enseña Chile, Tomás worked with the Catholic University of Chile Centre for Public Policy Research. There, he created a tool to monitor and establish incentives for improving school attendance and founded a school. These experiences convinced him that in order to achieve social and economic equality it is necessary to systematically incorporate leadership into the educational system. In 2006, Tomás met Wendy Kopp, the Founder of Teach for America, regarding adapting the model for implementation in Chile. After developing a plan and adapting the programme to the Chilean context, Tomás formally co-founded Enseña Chile in January 2008. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2011 and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur.