Luke joined TIP in January 2021 after seven years of experience in the tech industry, small business development, and education. As a consultant for the firm, Luke draws on his analytical expertise, diverse base of experience, and attention to detail. In his first two years and beyond, he has played a critical role in stakeholder outreach, client presentations, and final deliverables, recently moving into project management. Although new to the field, he has consistently demonstrated a keen aptitude for economic development and the ability to translate his core skills into significant added value for all his TIP clients. Before joining TIP, he worked as an early member of the risk analysis team at Facebook, where he critically evaluated financial transactions for potentially fraudulent activity and made recommendations for algorithmic adjustment. He then became the CEO and founder of a Dubai-based startup in the travel and hospitality space, successfully raising $25,000 in seed funding from an incubator. Transitioning to a role that utilized his writing skills, Luke worked as a content creator for an online learning platform targeted at small business owners. He also simultaneously, worked for the leading test-preparation corporation, consistently producing significant SAT score gains for his students. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Duke University, with an additional specialization in Markets & Management Studies.