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Brook Thompson

United States

Brook Thompson is a Yurok and Karuk Native from Northern California. Brook fights for water and Native American rights through speaking to groups and frontline activism. Brook was the 2019 American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Region 1 representative. She has been an intern for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in D.C. In 2017 Brook was awarded the American Indian Graduate Center’s Undergraduate student of the year and in 2020 she was won Unity’s 25 Under 25 award. At the moment Brook is in an MS environmental engineering program at Stanford University. Current fights for Miss Thompson include undamming the Klamath River, denying the Jordan-Cove LNG pipeline, and supporting women and Natives in STEM fields. Miss Thompson’s goal is to bring together water rights and Native American knowledge through engineering, public policy, and social action.