An ardent advocate for social change, Duncan Bartok is passionate about using strategic communications, storytelling and narrative to create a more just, equitable world. At Spitfire, he provides research, writing and media support to help clients strengthen their communications and achieve their missions.
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 exploring the intersections of identity and effective social advocacy. As a member of the university’s First-Year Advisory Counselor Board, he devised curricula that educated 1,700 first-year students about fostering diversity, equity and inclusion. Duncan also worked as a Victory Congressional Intern for the Victory Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ representation in political office.
Originally from Seattle, Duncan graduated from Duke University with a B.A. 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.