Since moving to Washington to complete a Master’s degree, Burke quietly been devoting her time to worthy causes. By day she works in development at The National Conservancy, and by night she serves on boards and committees for non-profits like The Washington Ballet and the Washington Humane Society.
WHICH CHARITIES DO YOU SUPPORT AND WHY? ‘
I give to The “One Laptop Per Child Foundation,” that distributes laptops in Africa, and to the Valour IT program, which helps wounded soldiers get voice-activated laptops.
WHICH FUNDRAISERS DO YOU LIKE TO ATTEND?
The Jeté Society throws an outrageously fun party for The Washington Ballet.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I am an avid equestrienne and I ride and show hunters-schooled horses. I’m also a voracious reader and I love to fish and hike.
WHAT SURPRISES YOU MOST ABOUT YOUR ADULT LIFE?
That I have found a profession I love so much! Working for The Nature Conservancy is both challenging and inspiring every day.
WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I tie my own flies for flyfishing – catch and release, of course!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT D.C.?
The smell of spring and the song of the Carolina Wren.