Lucas is a striving polymath and a student-of-leadership dedicated to thought innovation and sustainability. He loves hunting for ‘the mess’, and seeking out problems where he feels he can add disproportionate value.
Lucas is immensely curious and loves to bring playfulness to all that he does, and has an impossibly wide scope of interests. Lucas grew up in Connecticut in a lovely suburban town called Cheshire, and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2018 while earning a commission as an Officer in the United States Army.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a…
I was the 20th-century philosophical entertainer Alan Wilson Watts. Either him or a sea turtle.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be…
The ability to turn trash into drinking water. This would have the double benefit of solving the world’s trash problem and its water problem. I debated turning it into gold, but that would certainly cause some inflationary issues in the economy.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…
Actually, a rule in my house when I was younger. Contrary to most houses, where ‘ball must not be played in the house’, my parents insisted that ‘ball must be played in the house.’ I took this rule as: don’t take life too seriously, it is supposed to be fun. Also, one should value experiences over items. I have tried to apply that attitude to all endeavors in my life, and it has made life quite enjoyable thus far.
My favorite book that I’ve read over the last year is…
Most certainly A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols. I read probably 90% for learning and only 10% stories for enjoyment, but I simply could not put down this tale of the nine sailors who, in 1968, set off on a race to circumnavigate the globe - alone in their respective sailboats.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
If you’re looking to join our team, I would highly recommend you begin to look inwards rather than outwards. This world often makes us think that to be successful we need to look outside ourselves. While external achievements can certainly be beneficial, to be truly successful at SLP, you need to be more of yourself, and that is more difficult than you may think!
My top 5 Clifton Strengths are:
Input, Learner, Achiever, Self-Assurance, and Futuristic