Brooke Ousterhout

Graduate Assistant, The Energy Initiative 
University of Illinois at Chicago 

brookeBrooke is currently a graduate student at University of Illinois Chicago, pursuing her Masters in Urban Planning and Policy. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Spanish from Colgate University in 2010 and has since been working in energy efficiency in Chicago for JLL, an international real estate firm. Driven by larger conservation efforts, Brooke is focusing on sustainable design and energy planning within her degree.  In 2016, Brooke was granted a fellowship by the Advanced Energy Group that will allow her to investigate the interdisciplinary energy field by organizing quarterly energy stakeholder workshops.  While not studying energy planning, Brooke gardens with local farmers, looks at maps, and explores around Chicago on her bike.