Nick joined Burness in 2007 and has worked both domestically and internationally on issues including climate change, health policy, public health, biomedical research, and global health. He works to provide strategic advice and guidance, writing support and media relations work for a diverse group of organizations that include the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, The Mayday Fund, the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Gene Editing Institute at ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute.
As co-director of Burness’ training programs, Nick develops new curriculum, and designs and leads highly interactive in-person and virtual workshops and training sessions. He leads sessions focused on message development, working with media, storytelling, op-ed writing, effective presentations, and digital media strategy, among other topics. Nick leads workshops ranging from two hours to 3 days for nonprofit organizations, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Commonwealth Fund, the Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and a range of partners working on health, science, and social justice issues.
Nick is a 2007 graduate of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and University Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in political communication.