Lucas Lynn


Wetumpka, AL

Academic Interests

Statistical Science and Program II (Solutions Engineering – a mixture of cultural anthropology, decision sciences, international comparative studies, and finance with engineering influence). I am also very intrigued by African & African-American Studies.

Fun Fact

I drove 5,263 miles across the United States this Summer visiting 10 National Parks in 12 Days. I plan on visiting all 50 states before I am 20 (16 states to go!).

At Duke, I’m president of the Duke University Marching Band (DUMB) and a Resident Assistant in Few Quad. Over the summers, I’ve participated in the Kenan Summer Fellows (KSF) program and Kenan Pursuit of Purpose program. For KSF, I spent 8 weeks living out of my car and spending time in tiny-home communities for the formerly and transitioning homeless from Austin, TX to Seattle, WA. I then spent the next two summers working for my hometown in the city’s Building Department conducting all geographic information systems (GIS) work to assist development, code enforcement, project management, and the creation of ordinances. Both summers were a great time to work for my hometown because HGTV was filming their new show, Home Town Takeover. I also interned with my local U.S. congressman’s district office this past summer.

What do you like about being a SPIRE Fellow?

I like that I will have a new network of support that will help mentor me through college. The collective experience of the mentors is priceless. I also like interacting with peers that have inspiring motives, goals, and experiences that I can learn from. Besides the support, the program’s ability to bridge the gap between faculty and student and create a community is very important to me.

Lucas Lynn