Lucas joined Next Street in April of 2017 as a Senior Analyst in the Boston office. He applies his background in business development and public policy to support clients making impact investments and strategic growth decisions.
Prior to joining Next Street, Lucas worked as an economic policy analyst for Operation HOPE, a nonprofit focused on consumer financial education. In this role, Lucas acted as an advisor to the CEO on government affairs and public policy with a focus on strategies designed to benefit underserved communities. Following this, Lucas worked as a loan officer for Cooperation DC, providing technical assistance and expansion loans from a network of impact investors to grow social enterprises and worker-owned co-operatives in Washington D.C. Lucas graduated from Wesleyan University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies and a concentration in Sociology.