Emily Durham supports Lewis-Burke clients by researching and tracking federal agency and congressional activities pertaining to national security, cybersecurity, manufacturing, global health, and international issues. Emily draws on her passion for education policy and previous experience working in higher education government relations to provide clients with valuable insights.
Issue Expertise: Defense, cybersecurity, manufacturing, global health, materials, and international relations.
Additional Experience: Emily’s love for higher education policy flourished when she worked as Lewis-Burke’s Legislative Research Intern during the summer of 2019. During her internship, Emily contributed to client projects across numerous policy areas, which led to a new interest in defense policy. In addition to her time at Lewis-Burke, Emily worked in the Office of Governmental Relations at Florida State University, where she monitored legislation, developed documents for legislators and faculty, and gained valuable education policy knowledge from the perspective of a higher education institution.
Vital Statistics: Proudly born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Emily graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a B.S. in Political Science. While she chose to pursue her degree at Florida State, Emily grew up cheering on Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina athletics. When Emily isn’t working, she enjoys visiting D.C.’s historical sights and museums as well as attending concerts, theater performances, and Washington Nationals baseball games.