Burt joined InterAction in July 2014 and brings over 19 years of experience designing successful strategies to help shape public opinion and influence decision makers on key policy issues from climate change to international conflict.
He came to InterAction after nine years at The Pew Charitable Trusts and National Environmental Trust. During his tenure at Pew/NET, Burt successfully developed and led commentary outreach, editing and writing projects on an array of conservation, energy and health issues. This included managing a special opinion media outreach effort as part of a larger 2008-09 Pew campaign that resulted in the creation of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, one of the largest marine protected areas in the world.
Before joining Pew/NET, Burt served for six years at the U.S. Institute of Peace—first as public affairs officer and later as USIP's first web editor. He previously worked as a legislative associate at Stateside Associates, Inc. and as summer fellow in NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations.
Burt holds a master of public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.