Luke completed his B.S. in Environmental Sciences, with minors in GIS and Forestry, at the University of California, Berkeley before continuing to UC Davis for a M.S. degree in Hydrology. For his Master’s thesis, he modeled 3-dimensional circulation patterns in Englebright Lake to estimate streamwood flux dynamics through the Yuba River watershed in California.
He has also worked extensively in the Colorado Rocky Mountains studying climate-driven altitudinal shifts in alpine plant communities through remote sensing, geospatial modeling, and field work.
In terms of software, he has primarily used Delft3D, the HEC model suite, and ArcGIS, but is familiar with AutoCAD and other models such as IWFM.
To balance all of the time Luke spends on a computer, he enjoys camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, cycling, and swimming.