Brooke is from Atlanta, GA and has overcome a difficult upbringing to excel throughout high school and carries that momentum into her college experience. Brooke’s father died and her mother abandoned her, leaving her to navigate the foster system during her adolescence. Her older sister is now her legal guardian, and Brooke navigated this troubled road with an incredible attitude and can talk about her situation openly because she realizes it is her story and she could help others. Brooke wrote that her situation “has taught me how to heal from things we don’t always get to make amends with.” We loved that the person she admires most is her future self. We are so proud to be in Brooke’s corner as she heads to Spelman College in Atlanta this fall to study Psychology.