“Once upon a time, a Southern Belle followed her dreams to a land 1,200 miles from everything she had ever known. Three years later she is living happily ever after as Miss Minnesota United States 2015 and a CHADD Champion who is achieving her career and personal goals while Unlocking Confidence Through the Arts!”
Brookley is a Mississippi native and 2009 honors graduate from the University of Mississippi where she majored in marketing communications and minored in broadcast journalism. During her time at Ole Miss she was a member of Phi Mu sorority and had the privilege of working as a live sports and weather anchor for the university’s News Watch channel. Brookley was also offered internships with ESPNU, MSNBC and ARTfly.
As her college career came to an end, her passion for creating intricate brand stories grew. Brookley knew that a career in content marketing would be ideal. After working in marketing communications for a few years in Nashville, Tennessee, she secured her dream job in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brookley now spends her days serving up the best in content marketing for an award-winning digital agency and recently celebrated her third anniversary of calling Minnesota home. She continues to be passionate about the art of communicating through purposeful on-brand engagement, social media conversations and innovative storytelling. As a Certified Content Marketer, Brookley has had the opportunity to speak at numerous professional events and aid both companies and individuals in their efforts to sustain best practices in this constantly evolving digital era.
While her career may lie in the marketing field, Brookley considers her role as Miss Minnesota United States 2015 and being a CHADD Champion (national spokesperson for the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder organization) to be fulltime roles as well. Afterall, a titleholder should always wear her invisible crown and when you’re passionate about your platform it is reflected in your daily life! Brookley’s platform ‘Unlocking Confidence Through the Arts’ focuses on leveraging the power of the arts to bridge the educational gap for those with learning disabilities. A few highlights of Brookley’s platform work include being a CHADD Champion which is giving her the opportunity to spread the #OneOf15M campaign across the U.S.; the funding raised will allow CHADD to continue providing necessary resources to help those with ADD/ADHD lead more full, happier lives. Brookley is also an Art Buddies Mentor and serves as their Communications Chair and as an Advisory Board member. She also volunteers her time through 100 Strong Who Care, Ordway Center for the Arts, AchieveMpls and Way To Grow programs across Minnesota to help ensure children with learning disabilities are being exposed to the confidence-building power of the arts.
In September 2014, Brookley received the title of Miss Twin Cities United States. This February she went on to win the Miss Minnesota United States 2015 crown and will be competing for the title of Miss United States this July. Click here to read her article. Brookley also held the title of Miss Mississippi International in 2012. In additional to pageantry, she began a career in print modeling at the age of 7 and recently took up fitness modeling and commercial acting.
During her free time she enjoys playing head chef in the kitchen, working out, yoga, blogging, volunteering, competing in (and winning!) Fantasy Sports leagues (especially football), watching Netflix with her kitten Griffin, trying out new mixed media painting techniques, discovering unique restaurants, watching football, testing out her newly found snowboarding skills and (slowly but surely) learning to play golf.
Her platform, ‘Unlocking Confidence Through the Arts,’ focuses on helping students with ADHD and other learning disabilities discover dynamic approaches to learning and building self-worth. Through her efforts, Brookley helps students unlock the same confidence she found through artistic expression as a child diagnosed with ADHD. She strives to leverage the arts in order to bridge the educational gap for those with learning disabilities. To learn more about her personal connection to her platform, take at look at her ADHD Awareness Month blog post or read this blog post which was also featured on the Art Buddies blog. You can also find additional information on her platform and involvement in the #OneOf15M campaign here.
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