President and Executive Officer at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, TX. The university, according to their site, is Austin's first and only HBCU, founded in 1875.
These portraits of Dr. Burnette are all candids. There was actually someone off-camera with whom she was engaged with the entire time. Dr. Burnett is a serious woman, direct. Dedicated wholly to her work. But, as we can also see, so wonderfully human and full of joy.