Geneva Brooks – Assistant Director, Development and Communications

Geneva, who goes by “Nevie,” earned her BA in English literature and theatre from the University of Maryland, College Park, and holds an MA in Communications from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the Literacy Council, Nevie spent several years at the Humane Society of the United States, where she worked on the direct marketing team at its headquarters and even spent a year in Texas doing outreach for a wildlife sanctuary. She has also interned in Development for Active Minds, Inc., in Washington, DC. Having grown up in Montgomery County, she cares deeply about her home community. One of her very first jobs out of college was working for the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, and today she’s proud to be part of the network of Emerging Leaders with Leadership Montgomery.

In her spare time, Nevie volunteers for a variety of causes and enjoys exploring the world outside her comfort zone, especially if nature and wildlife are involved. She also considers herself a lifelong student and seizes any opportunity to learn something new.