Mr. Burke is one of the chemistry and biology teachers at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
Mr. Burke has has worked as a lab and field researcher for The American Museum of Natural History, Rockefeller University. Bard College, and the Costa Rican La Selva Biological Research Station. He has been published in Nature online for his work with citizen scientists and urban pests. His graduate school work was in special education.
In addition to his experiences in education and science Mr. Burke attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School as a student from 2007-2011.