Leaving Our Favorite City

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We’ve made plans to leave our favorite city in the world – a place I (Luke) wanted to live for a decade before I moved here, and still my favorite place I’ve ever lived. Ashley and I are doing this by choice, and we know this represents a privilege. We’re moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in…

Op-Ed | We’re Sinking: Parenting a Toddler and a Newborn During the Pandemic

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Op-ed originally commissioned and published by Sittercity (Link to the original post). See more of Luke's freelance blogging and content creation projects. This time last week, I was fighting (losing) round 127 of the ongoing “Nap or no Nap?” game my three-year-old daughter invented sometime around month three of quarantine. The fun thing about this game:…

Engaging students through personalized outreach | Recent Work

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The Client and the Problem Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation students get to and through college. Across four regional sites and in at least as many states, the organization supports over 8,000 students in their pursuit of higher education. Doing personalized advising work at such scale inevitably results in some students who are less…

Story Listening

Stories make strategies and policies personal. The experiences and circumstances of real people serve to humanize contentious political discourse and give weight to larger trends. I’m passionate about crafting similar narratives and learning experiences, sharing these opportunities for growth and understanding, and contributing to lasting change in our world. My voice is an amplifier; I look forward to handing others the mic.