Lucas Yang serves as the Senior Vice President of Policy at YIP and is a high school student in the Washington DC-Baltimore Area. As a nationally-ranked debater, researching a diverse array of paramount topics and pressing issues has fostered his passion for public policy, economics, and politics. In addition, he has been actively involved in his community over the past several years as the founder of a student-led organization dedicated to expanding resources, opportunities, and knowledge in the fields of economics, finance, business, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining YIP, Lucas led numerous non-profits, think tanks, and policy organizations working with legislators and stakeholders on the federal, state, and local levels. Furthermore, he has graduated from the International Leadership Foundation's Youth Leadership Academy, working with the nation’s foremost AAPI leaders, and served as a Research Fellow at the International Socioeconomics Laboratory conducting socioeconomics research in NYC. He looks forward to continuing his work with YIP to advocate for effective, nonpartisan policy solutions to bridge gaps between different people while appreciating our diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and political beliefs & affiliations!
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