Brook is the Senior Director of the Gender and Reproductive Equity Portfolio for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, responsible for developing and implementing a strategy that seeks to build an equitable world in which women have access to reproductive health knowledge and care, to greater political and economic power and leadership, and to safety in all aspects of their lives. With the Gender and Reproductive Equity team, Brook will center the leadership, voice, and vision of Black women, women of color, trans women, and gender non-conforming people in the strategy implementation.
Prior to joining Schusterman, Brook worked at the Ford Foundation, where she led the Advancing Reproductive and Gender Justice portfolio, a strategy to strengthen the base of visible, effective, and consistent support for reproductive and gender justice. By investing in work at the national, federal, and state level to build the power of those most affected by reproductive and gender injustice, Brook supported a diverse spectrum of advocates to push back against regressive laws and experiment with proactive strategies that expanded reproductive and gender justice for all people.
Before joining Ford in 2013, she served as a human rights and policy advocacy attorney with the US Positive Women’s Network, where she played a key leadership role in the implementation of the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the work of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. Brook began her legal advocacy career as a Ford Foundation Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow after completing a clerkship in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Brook believes deeply in working to address root problems and investing in systemic change that unlocks the transformative power of communities, especially communities of color. She is honored to serve on the boards of the Groundswell Fund and Funders for Reproductive Equity. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.