Brooke is a rising senior at Liberty High School and will graduate in the class of 2020. She participates in many sports, competing varsity for cross country, gymnastics, and track and field. Brooke is a 3-year state competitor for track and field, medaling in triple jump, 300 meter hurdles, and 100 meter hurdles this past year. This year, Brooke will be gymnastics captain and track captain for the second year in a row. Additionally, she is president of the JSA (Junior State of America) chapter at her school, Opinion Editor for her school’s newspaper, and is on the leadership board for her school’s National Honor Society branch. Furthermore, she is a member of Liberty’s Science Olympiad team, where she was a state medalist for Protein Modeling and a state finalist for Designer Genes and Water Quality. This past year, she received the American Association of University Women’s Certificate of Excellence in Technology. Brooke also plays for her school’s orchestra where she is concertmaster, and voluntarily aids young violists and violinists at her local middle school. In her spare time, Brooke enjoys teaching swim lessons, reading, going on hikes, and mastering the art of popcorn making.
Brooke’s passion for science began in middle school with a challenging biology class, and she has never looked back since. In high school, advanced placement science classes and Science Olympiad allowed her to further explore different areas of science and expanded her excitement for learning. She recently dove into the world of computer science, and absolutely loved the challenge. The internship with ISB allowed Brooke to be curious and learn all she can about the world around her, and inspired her to continue to develop her passion for science. In the future, Brooke hopes to combine her love of biology, computer science, and all things STEM to solve complex problems.