Prior to joining C Street, Luke worked for the New York City Comptroller as Senior Manhattan Liaison, serving as the primary intermediary between the office and external stakeholders including community groups, business organizations, and nonprofits. In addition, Luke spearheaded policy initiatives and special projects related to education, the digital divide, and New York City’s COVID-19 response. Luke started his career as a public-school educator through Teach for America at Victory Collegiate High School in Brooklyn, New York, where he taught Government and Economics to high school seniors for three years.
Luke is actively involved with many charitable organizations, including as the Chair of the Young Leaders Council for Sandy Hook Promise, a national gun violence prevention organization, and as a volunteer with Back on My Feet, an organization dedicated to combating homelessness. He is a graduate of Duke University, where he received a B.A. in Public Policy Studies, and has a Masters in the Art of Teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education.