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Meet Spirit

Spirit Brooks

Research, Evaluation and Assessment Coordinator
Office Phone
OSU Corvallis Campus


Dr. Spirit Brooks is the Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Coordinator for the OSU Extension Outdoor School Program. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in Critical Sociocultural Studies in Education, a M.A. in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, a M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University, and a B.S. in Political Science with a focus on Environmental Justice from the University of Oregon. As an educational anthropologist, Spirit is committed to research practices that are rooted in collaboration, are community-centered, and focused on equity in outcomes in outdoor education for youth from marginalized identities and communities, particularly Indigenous youth.


Please don't hesitate to contact us at or 541-737-4391 if you have any questions about the Outdoor School Program!