Lucas grew up near the mountains of Pennsylvania, graduating valedictorian of his high school class before moving to Philadelphia to study neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. From molecular pathways and clinical studies to health policy and global health, Lucas explored the gamut of research at Penn. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in Biological Basis of Behavior and a minor in Chemistry. His desire to better understand and address pediatric health disparities led him to pursue medicine. He currently studies at Harvard Medical School where he plans to continue working on projects to serve the health needs of marginalized communities.
Lucas has enjoyed both tutoring and mentoring for the last 8-10 years. In addition to tutoring high school students and undergraduates in the sciences, he has also taught in the classroom setting for both high school and graduate school level neuroscience. He has taken mentoring positions for both college and medical school admissions, helping students with applications and test-taking strategies. Lucas has also been involved in curriculum development and has a growing interest in learning theory and the implementation of interactive teaching models for longer-term retention of material.
In his free time, Lucas enjoys the outdoors, hiking, hammocking, traveling, eating, and spoken word poetry.