R. Burke cares deeply about creative arts and its power to propel social change movements. She began her career in justice work as a student and CUNY DREAMers board member, utilizing her visual arts and storytelling skills to push inclusive policies and resources at the university for immigrant students. R. went on to work in higher education as a student success coach and community partnerships coordinator. She has collaborated on various projects, centering BIPOC communities, youth empowerment, and education equity, with NYC Workforce Development, NYC Administration for Child Services, and The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation. Now at The Management Center, she continues to serve college-bound students as a mentor in residence at the John Wesley United Methodist Church Youth Scholarship Program. R. Burke holds a social practice art degree from Mount Holyoke College with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Organizations, & Society. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, designing floral arrangements, and watching animated films with her nephew.