Brooks W. Mitchell is an Education Coordinator II with the Space Science Institute, where he has helped lead Professional Development efforts for NASA, NSF, and IMLS-funded projects since 2017. Brooks empowers library staff and other informal educators to better engage their patrons in STEM content through workshops, presentations, papers, and more. He also combines his professional training in geoscience and developed communication and engagement skills to create patron-facing resources, such as exhibit pieces, interactive activities, online resources, and videos.
Brooks received his B.A. in geology from the University of Alabama in 2012 and began working with aquariums, museums, and science-centers shortly thereafter. He received his Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate from Pennsylvania State University in 2021 and will complete his Masters in GIS in late 2022.