Brooke was born and raised in Suffern, New York. Her passion for S.O.U.L. Foundation stems from her belief that every human being has a right to the most basic necessities and opportunities in life. Influenced by her mother, who has dedicated her career to saving the lives of medically fragile children, and her father, who had an unwavering passion for travel in developing countries and cultural awareness, she developed a sense of responsibility and a passion for improving the lives of our global community at a young age.
Brooke studied Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed her studies at the Denver School of Nursing with a Bachelor’s in Science and Nursing. She went on to work with Einstein Medical Center for the Global Diabetes Initiative Research Program in Uganda. Brooke co-founded the S.O.U.L. Foundation in 2009 after visiting Uganda while backpacking with her father, Kenneth Stern, on a volunteer trip.
Brooke is the Co-Founder, and former CEO, having stepped away from that role to join
the Board of Directors. She is a 2020 JEWEL and Collective member of Jewish Women’s
Foundation of New York (JWFNY) and was a panelist for the Scaling Chutzpah Jewish
Entrepreneurial Summit. She was also a Hearts on Fire speaker & a TEDx nominated