CINCINNATI — Brooke Smith found her path in life early and has made the most of the few years since starting her career. A Cincinnati native, she wasted no time after graduating from Walnut Hills High School and enrolled at the University of Cincinnati, where she graduated with a BS in Political Science and Government in 2014. Brooke is currently Government Relations Manager at Federal Home Loan Bank.

She served as Associate Development Manager at United Way of Greater Cincinnati, where she worked closely with the AFL-CIO on a variety of events and projects. “I care very deeply about protecting the rights of working people,” she says, “As well as about public education and women’s access to reproductive health care.”

Brooke joined the board because she believes in the fight to protect public health and the environment as well as the importance of a well-run grassroots strategy to win that fight. She brings expertise in community organizing, public policy, and development strategies. When asked about her motivation to work on environmental issues, she quoted photographer Ansel Adams who said, “Once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price”.