I’m Lukas Sexton. My interdisciplinary education stretches across research, design, business, and engineering, which provides me with a unique perspective when designing people-oriented solutions while researching contemporary challenges.
I am an experienced collaborative team player who can design, execute, and implement qualitative and quantitative research findings. For example, I conducted customer development with a family caregiver chatbot application and virtually presented our team’s research findings to the judges. As a result, we earned a $2,500 NSF grant, which further aided our customer discovery research, which subsequently helped us become one of twenty recipients of the $50,000 CoMotion Innovation Gap fund.
Trekking Pikey Peak in Nepal with Mt. Everest on the horizon
Who I am
I have a combination of interdisciplinary skillsets across research, design, business, and engineering that provides me with the technical acumen and the ability to communicate the technical elements in a simple, effective manner, translating complex technical concepts and technologies into strategic business and customer-centric value propositions.
I have a strong understanding of when and how to apply different research processes and design methods. To illustrate, as a result of completing two separate international projects involving contextual inquiry, ethnography, participatory research, a neighborhood road was designed and constructed in Kathmandu, Nepal and a school opened on a rural Japanese island.
For another instance, as a yearlong co-founder for a non-profit volunteer program, I developed keen leadership, oral, and written communication skills delivering timely results, regardless of any ambiguous or financial challenges.
Outside of school, I continue learning with my growth mindset to improve by getting mentored, completing over twelve hackathons, online courses, and volunteering.
Additionally, I have developed a robust understanding of frontier technologies. I am specifically enthusiastic about the innovations happening in 3D printing, blockchain, climate finance, and telehealth.
For example, I practice translating this knowledge into problem-solving solutions in an engineering environment by participating in hackathons, as demonstrated by my team winning two awards at a blockchain hackathon after researching, designing, and developing a parametric insurance decentralized application.
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For inspiration to help build a better world, I use the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as guidelines for selecting the types of projects I work on. I value researching and designing solutions that compassionately address humanity’s needs through innovative, people-oriented solutions.
If you have any questions about my published work, please do not hesitate to contact me by email.