April Burke, President and Founding Partner of Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, established the firm 26 years ago to combine substantive and political expertise with the goal of advancing federal support for higher education and scientific research. Under her leadership, the firm has grown in size, stature, and influence. Ms. Burke provides a hands-on approach to client management and plays an active role in the oversight of clients’ government affairs strategies.
Ms. Burke’s prior experience includes positions on Capitol Hill, in law practice, and with the non-profit sector. She is an active leader in the science advocacy community having served on the Board of the Association for Women in Science and is currently serving on the Board of the Boyce Thompson Institute. In 2015, April was selected from among her peers to receive the Career Excellence Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
A graduate of the George Washington University National Law Center, Ms. Burke was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa.