Brooke is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). As a Wisconsin native, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry-Biology with a minor in Psychology from Ripon College. After graduating, Brooke worked as an Emergency Department Medical Scribe at a nearby hospital and then as a Psychiatric CNA at a local mental health institute while applying to medical school. It was through these work experiences that she witnessed the dark side of medicine, including broken marriages, financial stresses, mental health crises, and suicides among healthcare workers. It was then that she became passionate about patient wellness as well as the wellbeing of healthcare workers. During medical school, she has continued to engage in leadership opportunities as a former leader of the Psychiatry Student Interest Group, where she facilitated the organization of student wellness events, and a former leader of the Emergency Department Ambassador Program, where she educated student volunteers on patient advocacy strategies to utilize with patients during Emergency Department visits. Additionally, she became involved in public health activities through the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Scholars Program and UWSMPH’s Path of Distinction in Public Health Program to advocate for patient needs and mental health resources for all. As WSL Advocacy Coordinator, Brooke plans to bring her passion and innovative ideas to promote wellness among patients and healthcare professionals. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, kayaking, and nature photography.