Brooke Haggerty has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has an M.A. in Human Behavior, a B.A. in English, and certifications in Non-Profit Management and in Marketing. She is the Operations Manager for Faunalytics, a nonprofit that conducts research, analyzes data, and shares knowledge to help animal advocates increase their impact.
Her previous experience includes working on the statewide legislative campaign Prevent Cruelty CA/Yes on Proposition 12, successfully fighting to improve the living conditions for millions of factory farm animals. Prior to that she served as the programs manager and subsequently the executive director for the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE). Throughout college Brooke was a humane educator for the Animal Protection and Rescue League.
In addition to her volunteer work with YNPN she serves on FACE's Board of Directors and volunteers for San Diego State University’s Aztec Mentor Program. Brooke is vegan, and in her free time she loves reading, hiking, and traveling.
Now let's hear directly from Brooke!
What made you want to join the YNPN board?
I joined the YNPN board to diversify my board service experience and to gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing the San Diego nonprofit sector.
What is your favorite thing about your career thus far?
My favorite thing about working in the nonprofit sector is knowing that our work matters and that we're making a difference for those in need.
If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?
Ideally I'd squeeze in more reading time. Realistically I'd probably end up volunteering the time to another cause.
What has been the most fulfilling aspect of being a part of YNPN San Diego?
The most fulfilling aspect of being a part of YNPN are the friendships and connections I've made. YNPN is full of compassionate people who work hard to make our community a better place and it's always inspiring to be around such a motivated and dedicated group of people.
What would you say to someone on the fence about becoming a member, or even joining the board?
In the moments that I've found myself on the fence about opportunities or changes, I always return to my guiding phrase: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." And then I go for it, and the leap from the fence has always been worth it.