Brooke leads the Service Year Impact Community network working with more than a dozen communities to advance shared national service strategies to meet local needs.
Brooke is passionate about advancing opportunity in communities and bringing people together through cross-sector collaboration. At the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development she launched the Promise Zone initiative, bringing 13 federal agencies together with local leaders to address priorities in 22 urban, rural and tribal high-poverty communities. A key part of this place-based initiative was the 120 VISTA members providing backbone organization support.
Brooke started her career in AmeriCorps teaching in Baltimore with 200+ amazing middle schoolers through Teach for America. After working on Sherrod Brown’s Senate campaign in Ohio, she then managed the Call to Serve network at the Partnership for Public Service with more than 700 higher education partners.
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 Washington, DC by bike, traveling to new places and getting dirty gardening. Her goal is to end her career in the Peace Corps.