Brooke Elliott is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is majoring in Media and Journalism and minoring in Data Science. She is a staff writer for the University Desk and Elevate Desk of the Daily Tar Heel, UNC's award-winning student newspaper. Her work has been selected for the ACANSA Ten-Minute Play Festival and the AETN Student Selects film showcase. Brooke has won National Gold and Silver Medals in the Scholastic Writing Competition for her short stories, as well as numerous Gold and Silver Key awards in journalism, humor, dramatic script, and poetry. Brooke won the Sylvia Nash Abrams poetry award of the Arkansas Poets' Roundtable and has been selected as one of four finalists in the Argenta Reading Series High School Writing Contest. In 2019, she won the secondary school division of the Arkansas Cornbread Festival's Storytelling Contest. She has won numerous awards and honors for her journalism, including runner-up for News Writer of the Year 2020 for the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association. She was selected for Girls State 2020 for the state of Arkansas. Brooke also has a strong interest in digital media and coding. She is conversant with a wide variety of social media platforms and has working experience as a social media manager, graphic designer, and content writer.