Brooke is originally from El Paso, TX, and embraces her heritage being from la frontera. She is happy to now call Albuquerque home. She earned her BA in Psychology and Theater from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. After undergraduate studies, she earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. At UNM, Brooke is working toward her PhD with a focus in health communication. She also serves as the Senior Analyst for the Office of the Institutional Review Board. Her research interests are health disparities, particularly in Latin@s, culture as it pertains to health and health outcomes, substance use, sexual health, and community health.