An ardent advocate for social change, Duncan Bartok is passionate about using strategic communications, storytelling, and narrative to create a more just world. He believes that genuinely listening to and understanding the lived experiences of communities is essential to developing holistic, equitable solutions.
At Spitfire, he provides research, writing, and media support to help clients strengthen their communications and achieve their missions. Duncan has worked with clients on various issues including racial justice, economic justice, climate action, and digital rights.
While attending Duke University, Duncan directed gender violence prevention programming through the Women’s Center and facilitated Common Ground, a five-day retreat for students to explore the intersections of identity and effective social advocacy. These pivotal experiences solidified his passion for social equity work. Duncan also worked as a victory congressional intern for Victory Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ representation in political office.
Originally from Seattle, Duncan graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in political science. In his spare time, Duncan enjoys hiking, pick-up dodgeball, and going on long rants about his love for Survivor.