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Roger Burks

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Online Communications Officer
Roger Burks is an Online Communications Officer for the World Bank. Over the course of more than 15 years as an international development writer and editor, he has traveled to more than 30 emerging and fragile countries to report on a variety of challenges and successes. He previously served as Online Managing Editor and Senior Writer for Mercy Corps, as well as a variety of editorial roles for CARE USA.

As part of emergency response teams, Burks was deployed in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, mass displacement in DR Congo, and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. A graduate of the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Commucations, he began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo.