Luke H. Klipp
Professional Experience
Additional Experience
Computer Skills
Other Interests

Professional Experience

Budget Analyst, Los Angeles Metro

Los Angeles, California
February 2014 Present

o      Critically appraise and make recommendations around Metro expansion proposals
Analyze and review board reports

Develop departmental budgets, including thorough review of staff and programmatic requests

State Affairs Specialist, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)

Los Angeles, California
August 2011 February 2014

o        Crafted, analyzed and advanced HIV-related legislative, policy and healthcare initiatives at the state level
o        Co-facilitated a statewide coalition of HIV advocates and service providers to educate state officials and providers across the state
o        Tracked relevant budget and policy issues and legislation
o        Served as a liaison to other organizations and individuals involved with HIV-related government affairs and task forces
o        Developed and wrote reports and articles on public policy issues for the general public, elected officials, other community organizations, APLA staff, and board members
o        Provided supervisory support for public policy interns and volunteers

Research Analyst, Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW)

Los Angeles, California

November 2010 – August 2011

o        Researched and conducted analyses of financial and performance data on hospital and healthcare systems

o        Utilized state and federal reporting data to develop recommendations for union growth opportunities

o        Provided analytical and logistical support for union campaigns

o        Mentored new research staff

Senior Analyst, Board of Supervisors Office of the Budget and Legislative Analyst

San Francisco, California

May 2010 – August 2010

November 2004  January 2008

Analyzed proposed legislation - including contracts, rental agreements, new projects, and departmental procedures - for budget and policy implications and outcomes

o        Investigated and provided written and oral reports on Board hearing requests, including development of financial models for program and policy evaluation
o        Performed City Department management and performance audits
o        Reviewed City budgets and made recommendations for revision

o        Managed and mentored new analyst staff

o        Conducted all work according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), keeping thorough electronic and paper records of interviews, documents and other materials

Policy Analyst, The Institute for College Access & Success

Oakland, California

August 2009 – May 2010

o        Researched and analyzed federal student loan issues, including income-based repayment, credit-default rates, for-profit schools and private student loans as an advocate for student borrowers

o        Formulated and promoted student loan policy recommendations to legislative and executive staff in Washington, D.C.

o        Built coalitions in support of student loan policy changes


Policy Analyst, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21

San Francisco, California

February 2009 – August 2009

o        Conducted research into revenue-enhancement opportunities for the City of Oakland and Contra Costa County on behalf of Local 21

o        Performed best practice analyses and provided specific, quantifiable recommendations

o        Reported results to interested constituencies


Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval

San Francisco, California

January 2008 – July 2008

o        Developed and advanced the legislative goals of the Supervisor

o        Considered and addressed constituent concerns as a representative of the Supervisor at community meetings and events

o        Organized public outreach and press relations on behalf of the Supervisor


Program Manager / Executive Assistant, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

San Francisco, California

April 2001 – August 2002

o        Facilitated communications with constituents, boardmembers, and volunteers

o        Maintained and developed website and marketing materials

o        Assisted in annual budget development and tracked revenues and expenditures

o        Redesigned and managed organizational database of over 2,500 constituents

o        Coordinated planning and implementation of the annual national conference


Staff Assistant, Office of United States Senator Barbara Boxer

San Francisco, California

August 2000 – April 2001

o        Addressed constituent concerns as a representative of the Senator

o        Maintained written correspondence on behalf of the Senator

o        Filtered and referred constituent requests



Masters of Public Policy, University of California

Berkeley, California

August 2002 – May 2004

o        Analyzed the price effects of San Francisco's parking policies and made short- and long-term recommendations that could be implemented by developers and reduce parking policy price impacts 

o        Graduate student instructed a course on California politics

o        Analyzed San Francisco fee collections practices and procedures and made recommendations for standardization and centralization to improve fee collections


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

September 1996 – April 2000

o        Graduated Magna Cum Laude

o        Received award named in my honor for outstanding student service

Additional Experience


Community Organizer
Los Angeles, California
January 2012 Current
o        Organized six separate community clean-up efforts in the immediate neighborhood
o        Collaborated with several community-based organizations to best leverage existing volunteer, service and financial resources
o        Maintain a neighborhood email list for announcements on upcoming events and community alerts

Host, Pub Trivia
Los Angeles, California

May 2011 – Current

o        Host a weekly pub trivia game regularly attended by 30-40 people
o        Fact-check every question in advance and develop creative ways to continually engage game participants
o        Score answers and provide music throughout each game
o        Occasionally provide baked goodies to be used as supplemental prizes given to winning teams

Volunteer, The Trevor Project
Los Angeles, California

January 2011 – Current

o        Through the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, provide support and guidance in legislative and other advocacy efforts undertaken by The Trevor Project, which is a national nonprofit organization that provides resources for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people contemplating suicide
o        Provide direct outreach and support to LGBT youth through various programs sponsored by The Trevor Project

Co-Director, New Leaders Council San Francisco Chapter
San Francisco, California

July 2008 – July 2010

o        Managed, recruited, and developed the local advisory board for an all-volunteer progressive leadership training organization

o        Oversaw implementation of the annual training, including recruitment, selections, and the training programs

o        Tripled annual fundraising operations, added new training components, and organized marketing and outreach events


Co-Founder, Gay for Good - San Francisco

San Francisco, California

October 2009 – July 2010

o        Organized monthly community service mobilizations

o        Grew chapter membership and solicited additional resources


Boardmember, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club

San Francisco, California

September 2003 – July 2010

o        Organized candidate and ballot proposition presentations

o        Developed guidelines that increased the Board’s diversity

o        Distributed slate cards and registered voters every election


Candidate, Democratic County Central Committee

San Francisco, California

January 2008 – June 2008

o        Developed email, website, and social networking tools

o        Fundraised over $10,000, exceeding my campaign goal

o        Coordinated volunteers for a phone-bank of 2,000 likely voters

o        Received the most votes of any first-time candidate on the ballot


President, San Francisco Young Democrats

San Francisco, California

July 2006 – July 2008

o        Implemented the first major annual fundraising event, quadrupled annual fundraising, and added community service activities

o        Recruited the organization’s largest and most diverse board

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office

Mac OS



Adobe Acrobat

Other Interests

Stage Performance


Baking desserts

Website Builder