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Brooke Modestita

Transgender Media Lab MA Fellow

Degrees:BA (West Virginia University)

Brooke Modestita is a Puerto Rican trans woman who graduated from West Virginia University with a Major in Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in Africana Studies, Sociology, and Native American Studies. She will be starting McMaster’s Women’s and Gender Studies MA program in Fall 2021. Brooke’s interests and research lies within the intersections of queerness and blackness. She was a nationally ranked debater in undergrad that has equipped her with skills in research, argumentation, and writing. Brooke eventually wants to become a professor and author and enjoys reading and writing. In her free time she likes to draw and channel her artistic side.