Meet NASJE Member Emily Brooks

Emily BrooksWelcome to our newest NASJE member, a Judicial Resource and Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Office of Judicial Education, Emily Brooks!

1. What was your path to judicial education?
My path is a little interesting! I started off in K-12 Education as a 5th-Grade Teacher for two years. I then moved into College Admissions (due to layoffs in the district), where I worked as an Admissions Counselor for almost four years. A perk of working at that college was that you could receive a Master’s degree for no cost. So, I dove into Instructional Design and Technology at that time. Once I graduated, I landed an Instructional Design Consultant position at an Online campus of a two-year system. I worked there close to three years, and due to some restructuring, I began looking for training type positions to utilize both my Instructional Design, Admissions/Marketing, and Education backgrounds. I landed my current position through my more unconventional path. My twin brother actually recommended I go for it!

2. How long have you worked at your organization?
I have a little under a month working in my current position with the Wisconsin Supreme Court as their newly created Judicial Resource and Outreach Coordinator, and it has been incredibly creative and exciting so far.

3. If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
If I could work any job for a day I would choose something that works with monkeys. My favorite type is a golden lion tamarin.

4. What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
When I’m not at work, I like to watch copious amounts of Netflix and Hulu shows with my husband, snuggle with my pup, and when I’m feeling inspired, paint.

5. What’s your favorite movie?
My absolute favorite movie is Twister. My husband did not believe I could quote the whole thing, but I proved him wrong. :)