Bio

Oakley Brooks is a writer and journalist whose work on environmental issues, business and sports has appeared in news outlets around the world, including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Far East Economic Review, ESPN The Magazine, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Brooks now serves as Senior Writer at Ecotrust, a nonprofit social venture organization based in Portland, OR.

He’s a former contributing editor at Nature Conservancy magazine.

As writer-in-residence at the Earth Observatory of Singapore in 2009-10,  he wrote a book on the challenge of Sumatrans adapting to tsunami threats. Marshall Cavendish published the book, Tsunami Alert: Beating Asia’s Next Big One, in November 2010.

Previously, he spent four years as an editor at Oregon Business magazine, following everything from Oregon’s clean energy sector to the country’s fastest-growing auto dealership chain. Brooks also specialized in personality profiles at the magazine, which is a regular award-winner among American regional publications.

Prior to moving to Oregon, he was a feature writer and city beat reporter for Saratoga News and Los Gatos Weekly-Times in northern California. He’s a 1999 graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in environmental history, with a minor in African Studies and education.

You can find his recent journalism here.