Linnea Burke

Political Science and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, 2021-2022 Corbett Recipient


My name is Linnea Burke, and I am in my third year of a double major in political science and environmental studies with a minor in global development studies at the University of Victoria. I grew up in Squamish, BC and have family in Washington so have spent most of my life exploring the Pacific Northwest. I love to hike and camp with my dog, Charlie, and just enjoy the amazing place that we live!

I love the region and feel lucky to have the opportunity to further explore the dynamics in the Pacific Northwest, especially in relation to the ties between Indigenous Nations. In my political science degree, I have found that regional similarities across national borders to be a common theme. I look forward to learning with everyone about where these shared values come from, how they affect our lives both politically and socially, and being able to carry that understanding into my degree and future work.

The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington.