He made headlines and history serving on Fort Worth's City Council.
Now, Joel Burns is headed to Harvard. Burns has served on the Fort Worth Council since 2008. He got emotional Tuesday night when he announced he is resigning to pursue a graduate degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
As a Council Member, Burns gained national attention for taking a stand against bullying.
Jason Wheeler talked to Burns on News 8 at 4pm about his political career and what the future holds.