Paula Brooks

GLRN (2019)

Environmental Justice Director

Hoosier Environmental Council

Indianapolis, Indiana

Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

Through her work as a speaker, organizer, and activist, Paula Brooks has devoted herself to educating residents, community and elected leaders, civil servants, and others on environmental justice issues in Indiana. She is employed with the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC), an environmental advocacy organization, to advance environmental justice in policy, planning, and civic engagement. Driven by the strong belief in the universal human right to live in a clean, healthy, and safe environment, she has led successful campaigns to stop projects that would expose marginalized communities to additional pollution and noxious land uses. Additionally, she is deeply committed mentoring students interested in careers in environmental justice.