Brook Assefa

IMG_0022 Brook Assefa

Brook is originally form Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and moved to Boulder, Colorado when he was 6. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where he also played 4 years of varsity soccer and was part of a NCAA National Championship team. During his last year Brook attended graduate level courses on environmental politics while also working at First Southwest Bank.

As a market research analyst Brook facilitated the consulting and finance of sustainability interested companies. It was having the opportunity to live and travel globally that led Brook to realize the drastic differences in the quality of life among people from a young age. This experience always lingered and made him question what “development” truly meant and whose environment and life it was impacting for better or worse. His curiosity eventually led him to his existing interest and passion for sustainability. In the future Brook wants to work on improving the quality of life for as many people as possible by implementing useful, comprehensive and creative projects that are highly impactful and regenerative to the environment, especially focusing on the segments of society that are most disadvantaged.

As a Natural Capitalism Solutions fellow, Brook’s focuses provide key research and support for NCS’s sustainability projects, including helping to develop climate action and sustainability plans for educational institutions and municipalities. He is responsible for data collection, GHG emissions inventory, identifying sustainability best practices and internship management.

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