Marlee Burns

Marlee Burns

Marlee Burns

Head of Upper School | Abaarso School of Science and Technology

Marlee graduated with highest honours from the University of Texas at Austin, triple majoring in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, and Plan II Honours. While there, she founded a mentoring program with a local middle school, and studied in Turkey with the US State Department. During the Obama Administration, she was selected as a White House Intern where she worked with the White House Fellowship Program, developing the leadership skills of young people. After graduation, Marlee moved to a small town in rural Azerbaijan as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant before moving to Somaliland. She currently serves as the Head of Upper School at Abaarso where she enjoys seeing the talented Abaarso students grow and reach their potential.