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Luke Tate
Nonresident Fellow
Research to Action Lab

Luke Tate, nonresident fellow in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute, is assistant vice president and executive director of opportunity initiatives at Arizona State University (ASU), leveraging emerging scientific and technological innovations to expand economic opportunity for middle- and low-income Americans. He is also professor of practice in ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, a senior sustainability scholar at ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability, and a fellow at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Tate most recently was special assistant to the president for economic mobility on the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he worked primarily on economic mobility, urban policy, poverty, technology and access to opportunity, housing, homelessness, and long-term disaster recovery. He previously served at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development as senior adviser for urban policy and as special assistant to the secretary of housing and urban development. Tate was a member of the presidential transition team. Before joining the Obama administration, he did community development and educational work in Nicaragua and worked on community policy in the Office of the Governor of Arizona. He is a graduate of Harvard University.