Karla Buru

40 Under 40 Class of 2023

Columbia, South Carolina

Chief of Staff

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
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Public health workers are needed in all types of jobs and shouldn't box themselves into certain roles.
Three words to describe me:
driven, resourceful, collaborative
The best part of my job:
Being able to manage day-to-day agency initiatives, while also supporting teams to think strategically about the big picture, and aligning all our work towards the vision of healthy people in healthy communities
Something that would surprise others about me:
I am an official Ultimate Outsider, having visited all 47 South Carolina state parks.