Luke Allen is a 2009 graduate of Lake Superior State University, where he majored in political science and minored in psychology. Luke entered the the program in fall of 2016. His policy interests include economic development and agricultural policy, particularly in small rural municipalities. Prior to entering the MPP program, Luke spent fie years as a community organizer, with the Harriet Tubman Center in Detroit. He later served as Executive Director of Michigan Interfaith Power and light. Allen is originally from Bear Lake, Michigan.
In his spare time he enjoys running, watching and playing basketball, exploring northern with Michigan with friends, and spending time with his wife Alex and his dog, Doxology.
Luke expects to complete the program in spring 2018. He hopes to work in the think tank or NGO sphere.