Brooke is a senior research assistant in the reproductive health and family formation area. She graduated from Duke University with a double major in public policy and global health. As an undergraduate, Brooke spent two summers in Uganda working in maternal and child health and conducted research on the impacts of disease burden and reproductive health care access on child growth trajectories. This research laid the foundation for her yearlong independent study and subsequent senior thesis. Brooke now pursues child, maternal, and reproductive health research domestically at Child Trends. Her research interests include the impact of unintended pregnancies on maternal and infant poverty, the impacts of restricted reproductive health care access on child and maternal health, barriers to reproductive health care for young women, and how to overcome these barriers in order to provide knowledge and quality reproductive health care services.