Foundation Board Member
Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program
Dr. Janelle Burke is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program at Howard University. Trained as a botanist, her research expertise is in plant evolution and diversity. At Howard University, she has served in a leadership role to develop and grow the Environmental Studies and Science program, which was launched in 2016. She has also been instrumental in securing multiple grants and partnerships to support this program and its associated student opportunities. She has a passion for developing innovative, interdisciplinary curricula that prepare HBCU students for leadership roles in environmental and sustainability careers.