Advised by Jim Luby
Luke was born and raised in the northeast corner of South Dakota. After spending ten years in the military, he realized his interests were elsewhere and decided to pursue further education. Luke first completed his bachelor's at St. Cloud State with a degree in general biology in Spring 2010; he then began his M.S. degree in plant breeding and genetics under Jim Luby in Fall 2010.
Luke's academic interests are in cold hardy grapes and sustainable agriculture. His person interests include kayaking, fishing, and metal detecting.