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Luke is a mental health counselor from Seattle, Washington in the United States. He moved to Suzhou in 2016 and currently works as the Psychological Counselor for international students at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Though his current position consists of counseling students, Luke also enjoys working with couples, parents and families. Previously Luke worked in the Kurdish region of Iraq and in private practice in Seattle. In his spare time Luke enjoys cooking, meeting new people, playing board games and traveling to different countries.

Traveling While American in Trump's America

Jul 25, 2017

184 days. It's been 184 days since Donald Trump became the President of the United States and what has happened during that period has been simultaneously absurd, ...

Living in a time of Terrorist Violence

Jun 26, 2017

It seems that increasingly we are both witness and victim to more and more terrorist attacks across the world. These attacks, largely perpetrated by members or ...

When documenting is our only recourse

Apr 24, 2017

By now you've probably seen the video: An older man is forcibly removed from his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight. The moment which quickly went viral shows ...

An Urban and Modern Take on Today's Village

Apr 5, 2017

If you've been to a fun or interesting event in the last year in Suzhou, chances are you probably went to one organized by UrbanVillage. The brains behind this unique ...

Resistance and persistence against Trump's world

Feb 27, 2017

As an American expat living in China, like it or not you inevitably field questions concerning your opinions on newly elected president Donald Trump. Months and months ...

Memorable Quotes of 2016

Dec 27, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close we are able to reflect back upon the moments that made history, for better or worse. We saw a petulant, sexist and racist slumlord rise against ...

Creating abstract works of art and building community

Nov 30, 2016

As expat Jun Komne adds hues of white paint to his canvas, he is both in full concentration and at ease. As he sips his beer, it's unclear what Konme is drawing from his ...

When Taking a Knee Becomes More

Sep 29, 2016

This week in Charlotte, North Carolina, Keith Lamont Scott became the 173rd black man to be shot dead by police in the United States. Scott's death, which came at the ...

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