Joi Brooks

Foundation Relations Officer


Joi Brooks is Foundation Relations Officer for Chicago Lights and is responsible for the development, management, and execution of the grants program to support Chicago Lights. She has held the positions of Manager of Foundation and Government Relations at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Copy Writer with the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Agriculture, Legislative Liaison with the Illinois House of Representatives, and Base Realignment Planner for the Fort Harrison Transition Task Force. Ms. Brooks earned an undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been with Chicago Lights since 2014.

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