Brooke completed her Master's degree in the Recreation Resource Management program at Utah State. An Idaho native, Brooke grew up camping and hiking in the mountains, and she is grateful to have experienced national parks and other public lands as a visitor, volunteer, and nonprofit ambassador. Her passion for national parks guides her research with the National Park Service Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Division on collaboration with state offices of outdoor recreation. Brooke is currently a recreation technician with the Great Basin Institute in Rawlins, Wyoming.