Brooke Jones is a PhD student in Colorado State University’s Education, Equity, and Transformation Specialization, and she is simultaneously pursuing certificates in Communications for Conservation and Women’s Studies. She received her master’s degree in Life Science Teaching and her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Minnesota State University. Brooke’s current research interests combine environmental justice education, conservation science, and art engagement. Brooke is also working on Human Trafficking Education projects in her current Graduate Assistant role. Her previous research experiences involved Culturally Responsive Teaching in Middle School Science, as well as the fields of cell biology, neurobiology, and neurogenetics. Brooke previously taught eighth grade science in Ferguson/Florissant, Missouri, and is now a K-8 floater substitute teacher for AXL Academy in Aurora, Colorado.