Who’s Next: Coventry Burke

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Burke

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.

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