Brooke graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Studies and she has experience with poverty/community development issues on the local, state and federal levels.
Field placement: Idaho Community Action Network
Brooke prepared educational materials to help local food programs in their gleaning efforts. She also produced a 15-minute video called "Voices for Change” that defines the role of the Network in the fight against hunger and poverty inIdaho.
Policy placement: US Department of Justice Executive Office for Weed and Seed
Brooke was placed with the Executive Office for Weed & Seed, in the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. Brooke provided hunger and nutritional resources for Weed and Seed communities around the country. She co-authored A Guide to Federal Resources for Weed and Seed Communities, wrote numerous articles for the Weed and Seed publication InSites, and coordinated a Faith-Based and Community Organizations Focus Group meeting with member agencies.