Lucas is the program officer at JustLabs. Originally from Wisconsin (US), he has spent the past two years in Colombia as a Fulbright Scholar. He graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where he worked with OpenGlobalRights, the Observatory on Forced Disappearances and Impunity in Mexico, and a local migration center called the International Institute of Minnesota. He studied both literature and human rights, with additional training in political science. A writer by passion, teacher by practice, and researcher by training, Lucas’ work and approach is driven by care for others and a belief in the value of people and voice.