Brooke Minnich

Program Officer, Education


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Brooke joined CIR in May of 2021. She received her BA in Geography from Vassar College, where she studied issues of globalization and the environment, and also spent a semester abroad at University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She went on to pursue a Master’s in Food Studies from NYU, where she found a passion for global food issues ranging from India’s Green Revolution to food sovereignty and peasant activism in Latin America. While in graduate school, she fell in love with her job as an educator at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and has spent the past four years working in environmental education at various nonprofit organizations in New York City and Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about creating educational programs that are accessible, equitable, and empowering for all students.

Brooke credits a high school teacher for opening her eyes to the global issues that shaped her path, and she hopes that CIR can similarly inspire international discovery in high school students across New Mexico. When she’s not at CIR, Brooke is a devoted gardener and loves backpacking around the wilderness of New Mexico with her husband, Cody, and their beloved dog, Lucky. Having grown up in northern California and rural Virginia, she is now excited to create a community here in Santa Fe.