Brooke Harris, Detroit Action Strategist

Brooke is ioby’s Detroit Action Strategist, alongside Joe, and supports community leaders as they use ioby to crowdfund the money they need to bring their great ideas to life. Born and raised in Detroit, Brooke has spent most of her career as an educator: from after-school programs to teaching middle and high school English to a brief stint in student affairs at her alma mater.

She received a Bachelor’s in English and her secondary teacher certification at the University of Michigan, and holds a Master’s in Social Justice from Marygrove College. Brooke first experienced community organizing while working with grassroots education activists. With her sister, she co-founded Hollaback! Detroit, a local branch of an international organization dedicated to ending street harassment, and launched their site via an ioby project. Brooke is also a board member and volunteer for Girls Rock Detroit.

When not working or volunteering, she can be found snuggling with her three large rescue dogs, reading, or trying to learn to play guitar.

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