Brooke has spent most of her career as a journalist, with stints at Wired Magazine, Mother Jones Magazine, and as digital producer for the PBS documentary series Independent Lens. She was the recipient of one of the first entrepreneurial research fellowships at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and later founded a book publishing company with Dame Anita Roddick, world-renowned activist, philanthropist, and founder of The Body Shop.
With Anita, Brooke played a pivotal role in the campaign to release the Angola Three – African-American prisoners in Louisiana who were kept in solitary confinement for four decades for a crime they didn’t commit.
As digital campaign strategist for V-Day, Brooke coordinated social media marketing and curation for Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising global protest events from 2014 through 2016.
She was an Emmy judge in the News and Documentary categories for a number of years, and has served on the board of directors of the Northern California Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association.
A native San Franciscan, Brooke has deep, multigenerational ties to Northern California. She volunteers with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, and lives in an artists’ community in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco with her rescue dog, Meatloaf.