Lucas has been with IHP since 2014, serving as launch coordinator for the Human Rights program and as a trustees’ fellow and coordinator of the Barcelona program for Cities in the 21st Century. A dual citizen of the US and Spain, he works to strengthen social movements and facilitate cross-border solidarity delegations in both countries. After earning a degree in social change from Ithaca College, Lucas moved to New York City to become the national organizer for a progressive youth and student network and later worked as an organizer with a tenants’ rights nonprofit. He served as senior organizer at Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, working with members to fight for living-wage jobs, affordable housing, access to healthy food, and a seat at the table in shaping local development. Drawing inspiration from his efforts to help turn a former factory near Barcelona into a center for social transformation, he later co-founded Mayday Space, a hub for arts, activism, and movement building in Brooklyn.