As a member of Service Year Alliance’s growth team, Brooke works with organizations to develop strategies to replicate, scale, and develop new service year models. The growth team is striving to increase the number of service year opportunities to 100,000 annually by 2019 and one million within a generation.
Brooke is passionate about advancing opportunity in communities and bringing people together through cross-sector collaboration and program development. Previously she spent five years at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where she launched the Promise Zone initiative, bringing more than 13 federal agencies together with local leaders to address priorities in 22 urban, rural and tribal high-poverty communities. Her work was recognized as a 2017 NextGen Courageous Champion finalist.
Brooke did her service year through Teach for America in Baltimore, teaching middle school social studies for two years. After working on Sherrod Brown’s Senate campaign in Ohio, she then managed the Call to Serve college-federal agency network at the Partnership for Public Service from 2007-2012.
An Arizona native and first-generation American, Brooke holds a BA in political science and psychology from Scripps College, a MA in teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a MPA in collaborative management and urban sustainability from George Washington University.
In her free time, Brooke loves to explore the city on bike with her husband and two-year old daughter, traveling to new places and getting dirty gardening. Her goal is to end her career in the Peace Corps.