Brooke Kahl, BA

Project Manager
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health
School of Medicine

Brooke Kahl is the Project Manager for foodNEST 2.0 at the Swetland Center. She is committed to advancing environmental justice, especially food justice, through community-led initiatives. Previously, Brooke worked with FoodCorps in Arizona to promote healthy school food environments and with Community Foundation Boulder County to support local philanthropic strategy. Brooke also worked as a research assistant at the University of Michigan, where she explored NAFTA’s impact on the livelihoods of small- and mid-size agricultural enterprises in Mexico, and The Chef’s Garden in Milan, Ohio. Brooke has volunteered with community-centric health initiatives in Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, and Argentina.


Brooke grew up on the west side of Cleveland and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies - focused on “Cross-Sector Collaboration with Special Interest in the Environment and Public Health” - and a minor in Sustainable Foods Systems. Currently living in Cleveland, Brooke is also a birth doula who enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors.