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Luke Meares

Development Associate, Development

Luke is a development associate working between the Direct Response and Donor Services team and the Institutional Relations team, where he conducts donor and foundation research, helps maintain the Center’s database, and coordinates the department’s written correspondence.

Before joining the Brennan Center, Luke worked as a development associate at the Design Trust for Public Space, a non-profit urban design organization. Prior to this, Luke worked as a media fellow at the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, a non-profit legal and advocacy organization, and as a fellow at New Heights Communications, a progressive communications firm. Previously, he interned at the Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Aftab Pureval’s campaign for Cincinnati Mayor, and Grand Goodrich’s campaign for OH-16. Luke graduated from Pomona College in 2022 with a major in media studies and a minor in politics.