Emily Burns

Corporate Responsibility Associate

A recent Sociology graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Emily has worked in a variety of roles from startups to nonprofits, building her skills in preparation for her work at SVCF. At SVCF, her work in Corporate Responsibility gives her the opportunity to marry her philanthropic heritage with her desire to help companies create large scale change. She supports the Corporate Responsibility department in a variety of capacities, including contributing to the department's benchmarking and board placement efforts and supporting the Corporate Philanthropy Institute team’s annual conference. In addition to supporting her clients, Emily also serves on the Event Task Force and the Art Committee.

One of Emily’s passions is providing support and resources for human trafficking survivors and increasing awareness of this overlooked issue. She earned her certification as a shelter volunteer to assist human trafficking survivors and has worked with the Berkeley YWCA’s Anti-Human Trafficking internship program. Emily was involved in the student-led Berkeley Anti-Trafficking Coalition and served as a member of U.C. Berkeley’s Sociological Research Symposium Committee, interviewing research professors and organizing this annual convening. She also helped to organize Freedom House’s annual fundraising gala for its victim support and housing services.

Emily enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, riding her bike, writing, playing tennis, and traveling whenever she gets the chance. She is currently learning how to keep desk plants alive.