Brooke has given hundreds of empowering and informative presentations at school visits, ecology events, book festivals, education fairs, and literacy conferences. Having started a doctoral program in 2019, she is currently speaking primarily on scientific conferences, but you will find her more-typical array of forums and audiences below in Previous Appearances.

"Enthusiastic, inspiring, knowledgeable!"


EcCo Lab
University of Reading, UK (online)
July 12, 2021
"How many Golfo Dulce yellow sea snakes are there?"

SBS Doctoral Research Symposium
University of Reading, UK (online)
June 29, 2021
"The value and limitations of local ecological knowledge"
Brooke was awarded Best Second-Year Presentation

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference
British Columbia, Canada (online)
February 19, 2021
"Grappling with a sea snake: Journey from discovery to understanding"

Ursinus College
Pennsylvania, USA (online)
February 19, 2021
Discussion with Prof. Richard Wallace's marine mammal conservation class

5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
Auckland, New Zealand (online)
December 12, 2020
"Decadal data show dynamics of tropical fiord biodiversity"

SBS Doctoral Research Symposium
University of Reading, UK (online)
June 26, 2020
"Unraveling the mysteries of xanthos"
Brooke was awarded Best 3-Minute Talk

Osa Conservation
Piro Research Station, Costa Rica
March 10, 2020
"100 days on the water: a decade of marine research in Golfo Dulce"

Previous Appearances

Tattered Cover Bookstore
LoDo Location
Denver, Colorado

Island Press webinar (500+ attendees from six continents)
Washington, DC (online)
"Saving Vaquita: Considerations in the Race Against Extinction"

American Cetacean Society Biennial Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Newport Beach, California

ALA/ARA Celebrate Literacy Awards
East Valley Institute of Technology
Mesa, Arizona
Brooke received an ILA Celebrate Literacy Award

National Wildlife Society, San Francisco Chapter
Redwood Shores Branch Library
Redwood City, California

Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Arizona Geographic Alliance STEMSS Institute
Carnival Cruise on Mexican Riviera
Baja, Mexico

University of Arizona / CEDO Spring Lecture Series
Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
Tucson, Arizona
"BUYING TIME: Exploring Solutions to the Vaquita Crisis"

Marine Mammal Symposium
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

NewSouth Book Club
New South Wales, Australia

American Cetacean Society, Monterey Bay Chapter
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Pacific Grove, California

Changing Hands Bookstore
Tempe, Arizona

Sea Change Radio
Sea of Change with Alex Wise
San Francisco, California

KUAZ-FM (NPR station)
Arizona Spotlight
Tucson, Arizona

Aquarium of the Pacific
International Save the Vaquita Day
Long Beach, California

Sedona Public Library
Sedona, Arizona

KPBS-FM (NPR station)
Midday Edition
San Diego, California

American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, California

Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Palm Desert, California

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona