Liliana Burbano

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Ms. Liliana Burbano is a social communicator with 20 years of experience in designing and implementing communication strategies for social change. Currently, she serves as a Public Health Planner for the Knox County Health Department in Knoxville, TN. 

She graduated from the Xaverian University in Bogotá, Colombia with a bachelor's degree in Social Communication with an emphasis in Education. After graduating, she moved to Mexico City where she obtained her Master's Degree in Sociology.  

Ms. Burbano has wide experience in community engagement, partnership facilitation, and active living-related initiatives. Currently, she serves as a Public Health Planner for the Knox County Health Department. Before moving to the United States from her native Colombia, Ms. Burbano worked for the United Nations' International Program on the Elimination of Child Labour as communications strategists. She is passionate about the relationship between health and place, and its effects on the population's health.

Currently, Ms. Burbano serves as the Non-English Communications lead person during the COVID-19 emergency response team for Knox County.

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