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Laken Brooks

Writer

Expertise

Disability, Technology, Accessibility, Plus size health

Education

University of Florida

Highlights

Laken Brooks has an MA in English, with a focus on accessible book design for readers of all abilities. Some of her interests include family histories, preserving folk remedies and recipes, and researching new technologies. You can find her work on CNN, Good Housekeeping, Inside Higher Ed, Refinery29, Atlas Obscura, and on other sites. 

Experience

Brooks worked as the Scholar-in-Residence for iGIANT (Impact of Gender and Sex on Innovation and Novel Technologies), where she helped study and advocate for women's healthcare issues. She served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Szczecin, Poland and has worked with various museums and nonprofits.

Some of her interests include family histories, preserving folk remedies and recipes, and researching new technologies. You can find her work on CNN, Good Housekeeping, Inside Higher Ed, Refinery29, Atlas Obscura, and on other sites. 

Laken is currently a PhD English student, and her dissertation concerns Appalachian culture. She loves to knit, swim, and is a certified yoga instructor. 

Education

Brooks has her MA in English from the University of Florida and a BA in English Education from Emory & Henry University.  

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