Emi Burke

SJA Alum Class of ’85

EMI-BURKE
Education after SJA: Loch Raven High School; Towson State; University of Maryland

Favorite Memory:

“I have several fond memories like Echo Hill, reading to the kindergartners, gym in the cafeteria but I have to say that my best memory was simply feeling loved in a tight knit community of friends and teachers.”

Preparation for the Future: 

“St. James taught me the great lessons of academic discipline and personal integrity.”

Interesting Hobbies/Facts: 

“My greatest fear in school was getting up in front of the class for anything; however, today I am a national public speaker, inspiring the medical world and every day communities to deliver HOPE to children with special needs, chronic and terminal illnesses.”

Career Highlights: 

“I am proud to be the Chief Hope Ambassador for the Message of Hope Foundation, a foundation that was created in honor of our youngest son, Conor, to deliver HOPE to thousands of children nationwide with special needs, chronic and terminal illnesses. The Foundation partners and serves these children who are hospitalized at partnering facilities including: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, University of Maryland Medical, St. Agnes Pediatric unit, Mt. Washington Children’s Hospital, Hackerman-Patz House, Upper Chesapeake Hospital and The Children’s Inn at NIH through the “Happy Hope Bag” project. Thousands of school children, communities and corporate sponsors provide time and resources to help us spread HOPE to these brave and amazing children in need of great HOPE!”