Luke Tomczuk joined the research team as a peer interventionist in September 2019. He participated in the first Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) training in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in June 2019. Just one month earlier, he earned his BA in History at Temple University. Tomczuk was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the age of 2. Read More.
His interest in public transportation began at an early age, which is also when he began using it with family members. He has been using SEPTA independently since high school, and occasionally utilizes ride share services such as Uber, but does not have a driver's license. These experiences, combined with the desire to serve those in the autism community, make him prepared and motivated to share his insights with others.
In his spare time, you can usually catch him watching/talking about football, spending time with his friends and family, and walking his beloved dog, Cruiser. He wears his Temple pride on his sleeve, often wearing Temple gear such as sweatshirts or attending a Temple sporting event. He has an older brother and a twin sister.