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By Lou Kilzer
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: Received the Director's Community Leadership Award from the director of the FBI for her volunteer work to end international human trafficking of adults and children

Age: 43

Residence: Regent Square

Education: Bachelor's degree and master's degree from Old Dominion in Norfolk; Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Memphis.

Background: Burke spent seven years as an affiliate professor at Johns Hopkins University and is the director of the doctoral program in counseling and psychology at Carlow University. She has been affiliated with Carlow for 11 years. In 2004, Burke founded the Project to End Human Trafficking and has given more than 150 talks about the issue around the world, including at the United Nations.

Quote: “I became interested in this issue after watching a ‘60 Minutes'-like program where a reporter went undercover to show 4- to 7-year-old kids in prostitution. I am really honored to receive this award for service to our community and hope it can help keep the spotlight on human trafficking and the movement to make it stop.”

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