Mr. Luke McShane is an enthusiastic member of the NLCP Science Department. His academic pursuits include a B.S. in Public Health and Minor in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His love for education was initiated while instructing as an Advanced Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant. Post-bachelor, an appointment as an Anesthesia Technician and Primary Research Assistantship allowed him to apply his scientific interests to better peri-operative care. Although these positions were extremely rewarding, he longed to inspire youth through the teaching of Chemistry. To obtain this goal, Mr. McShane attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned a Masters in Education under Instructional Leadership and B.S. in Chemistry. His career aspirations are to empower youth by infusing Social Justice education within the traditional Science Curriculum.