South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force

Brooke Burris

East Coast Director
Lynch Foundation for Children

Brooke focuses on developing an effective anti-child sex trafficking policy and legislative implementation. She ensures the Foundation's efforts are maximized, efficient, and collaborative. She worked for the Foundation in San Diego as the Director of Policy and moved to Chapel Hill, NC, to start the East Coast branch in North and South Carolina in July 2017.

Brooke clerked at the South Carolina Supreme Court for the Chief Counsel to the Honorable Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, drafting opinions and engaging judicial policy and issues surrounding access to justice. She was first introduced to the human trafficking epidemic as a law clerk at the South Carolina Attorney General's Office Criminal Prosecution Division under Deputy Attorney General Heather Weiss.

In 2013, Brooke was Miss South Carolina and Miss America's Miss Congeniality. A licensed attorney, she earned her law degree at the University of South Carolina School of Law, receiving honors for her dissertation on healthcare policy. She graduated cum laude and "Most Athletic" from Furman University with a BA in Political Science.

National Human Trafficking Hotline