TITLE: Program Associate, Sustainable Development
FUNDING AREAS: Climate change, clean energy, energy conservation
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PROFILE: Deborah Burker is a program associate for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in their Sustainable Development program. Here's additional information from the fund's own website:
Before joining the RBF, Ms. Burke worked as a research assistant at New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. From 2008 to 2011 she served as the senior policy advisor to Oregon State Representative Jules Bailey (D-Portland). In this role, she managed the representative’s portfolio, including assisting on several successful bills to promote sustainable economic development programs, energy efficiency, and alternative energy incentives. Last summer, Ms. Burke had the opportunity to work in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons as a parliamentary researcher for the West Lancashire Member of Parliament Rosie Cooper. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in political science from Portland State University’s School of Urban Affairs, as well as her M.P.A. in nonprofit and public management and policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.