Meet Karen Burruss-Cousins

Why do you do this Anti-Violence work?
Because no one deserves to be hurt.

What is the latest book you have read and would you recommend it?
I have not read a book in years but I do listen to audio books.  Currently I am listening to the Outlander series and yes I would recommend it.

If you were a vegetable what would you be? Why?
A pumpkin; because what is not to love?  You can make soups, pies, decorations, and scare Linus and the Peanuts gang.

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What are the 3 things you love about Virginia?

  • The best is that I never have to leave the state to have a great vacation because of the variety of scenario available around Virginia.
  • The other best is THE WINE.
  • The third is having to correct my statements to ensure I say the Commonwealth of Virginia and not the state.

What would be the title of your autobiography? 
Never Stop.

If you had one box for all your stuff, what would you put in it?
I would fill that box with photos and a change of clothes (This is of course assuming my family and cats have their own boxes, if not then I am putting them all in there and toting them to safety with adequate air holes and food.)

What is the most incredible view you have ever seen? 
The Ring of Kerry in Ireland.

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Lastly, what excites you most about your new job at the Action Alliance? 
I am excited to be working with advocates from local programs and state partners to assist in making long-lasting and powerful change for survivors and the community at large across Virginia.

Karen Burruss-Cousins is the Training and Resource Specialist at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. 

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