As an organizer, aspiring writer, and public lands policy wonk, Brooke believes story has the power to create community in unlikely places. Growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, her activism is rooted in the Wasatch Mountains and red rock wilderness. For Brooke, these wild places define home. She studied environmental policy at Colorado College and spent two years researching public land and water policy in the American West with the State of the Rockies Project. After years of wilderness advocacy, she realized the limitations of the conservation movement and is exploring ways to interface traditional concepts of conservation with the climate justice movement. Brooke has spent the past two years organizing Uplift, a climate action community and conference for young people across the Colorado Plateau. Through Uplift, she seeks to elevate the voices of young, climate activists and empower more desert dwellers to join the climate justice movement. She sees storytelling as the most powerful tool to connect young people across the vast Four Corners region. Brooke is currently working for Torrey House Press, a nonprofit that publishes voices for the land. She’s most excited about two of Torrey House’s current projects: Red Rock Stories and Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears. As the youngest contributor to Red Rock Stories, Brooke speaks to the connection between land protection and climate justice. Brooke plans to further explore the power of storytelling in regional climate justice movements as a student in the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah.