Luke oversees fundraising for Hispanic Access Foundation—leading corporate, foundation, government, and individual donor outreach.
Luke is a millennial Mexican American who was raised in the outdoors and is especially drawn to Hispanic Access’ conservation programs. Ever since early childhood, he has camped, fished, backpacked, and explored the outdoors. In high school, Hispanic Access gave him the opportunity to travel out West to explore the beauty of America’s national parks and to highlight the issues surrounding them.
Those experiences and his love for the outdoors inspired him to study environmental biology and chemistry at Christopher Newport University, where he graduated magna cum laude. Although his education focused primarily on science, Luke made it a priority to infuse his environmental studies with policy analysis and discussion. To Luke, the relationship between people and their world is the most central element to understand.